Looks like the Apple Samsung battle is far from an end. After a long-running legal battle between the two companies that started in 2011, Samsung finally agreed to pay Apple $548 million for infringing iPhone patents and designs in the beginning of the month and now Apple is asking a U.S court to make Samsung pay $180 million more.
In justice papers filed on Wednesday, Apple Inc. said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. owes $180 million in supplemental reimbursement and interest.
The additional $180 million is based on a calculation for five units of Samsung devices sold by the company, after a federal court jury in San Jose, California, found in August 2012 that the Galaxy maker had infringed Apple patents.
In 2011, Apple sued Samsung for violating its patents and design. The company initially asked for $2.5 billion. That led to a 2012 verdict ordering Samsung to pay $930 million to Apple. In May this year, an appeals court decided that Apple could not lawfully trademark the iPhone’s appearance and stripped about $382 million from that aggregate, leaving Samsung on the hook for $548 million, which it paid on December 14th.
Samsung has also filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that it review the country’s patent policies. The South Korean company expressed that Apple was repaid significantly more than it deserved.