Apple Inc. (AAPL) asked a judge to award an enhancement of $535 million in its U.S. patent case with Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) in addition to its requested permanent injunction against sales of Samsung's infringing products.
"The harm to Apple was deliberate, not accidental," Apple attorneys said in court papers filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California. Samsung "willfully diluted its trade dress, taking billions in sales in the fast-growing U.S. smartphone sale at a key moment in the transition between feature phones and smartphones," attorneys said.
Cupertino, California-based Apple sued Samsung in April 2011, and Samsung countersued as part of a battle being waged on four continents over a smartphone sale valued by Bloomberg Industries at $219.1 billion. The companies have also sued each other in the U.K., Australia and South Korea.
In August, Apple won a jury verdict of more than $1.05 billion against Samsung after a finding that Samsung infringed six of seven patents for the mobile devices.