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Apple seeks more damages, Samsung wants new trial in US patent battle

Neither Apple nor Samsung are happy with the Aug. 24 verdict in their US patent battle.

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A US court blocked sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on June 27, 2012, approving Apple's request in the patent dispute. (TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

Not satisfied with the $1 billion in damages it won from a US jury in late August, Apple Inc. is demanding Samsung Electronics Co. pay up an additional $707 million in damages and interest for copying patented iPhone and iPad technologies, the Associated Press reported.

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Late Friday, Apple filed legal papers requesting that a federal judge in San Jose increase its award. "Samsung made a calculated business decision to copy the industrial designs, graphical user interfaces, and touchscreen navigation technology of the iPhone and iPad," Apple lawyers wrote in court papers, according to the AP. "Samsung has reaped extraordinary rewards from its wrongful sale of iPhone and iPad clones by taking market share, revenues, and profits from Apple."

Apple is also seeking to permanently ban US sales of "any of the infringing products or any other product with a feature or features not more than colorably different from any of the infringing feature or features in any of the Infringing Products," Reuters reported. This could include Samsung's brand-new Galaxy S III smartphone.

In response, Samsung is asking for a new trial, Reuters reported.

"The Court's constraints on trial time, witnesses and exhibits were unprecedented for a patent case of this complexity and magnitude, and prevented Samsung from presenting a full and fair case in response to Apple's many claims," Samsung wrote in a filing to the US court on Friday, according to Reuters.

"It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies, the Korean company said in a separate statement, Reuters reported.

The two companies are battling over smartphone technology patents in 10 countries, the AP reported.

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