A few weeks ago, we heard that Apple had been awarded more than $1 billion in damages from Samsung, after moaning about patent infringement to a California court roughly 10 yards from its front door.
Well, Team Cupertino reportedly isn’t happy with the result, and is looking to triple that amount.
That’s the word according to The Korea Times, and an anonymous chap “who asked to be quoted as a ‘reliable source’.” Great stuff.
Anonymous Jim says: “Apple has decided to request the judge to order Samsung to pay more than $3 billion in the hearing on the San Jose verdict on Sept. 21 in California.”
A second source adds: “Apple lawyers still believe Samsung should pull its popular Galaxy line of devices including smartphones and tablets from the United States and leave the market to proprietary handsets from Apple and Microsoft.” Yeah, we can't see that happening, mate.
In any case, this is far from the end of the story, as Samsung has vowed to appeal the decision – whether it’s for $1 billion or $3 billion.
Earlier this week, Judge Lucy Koh rejected Samsung’s motion to overturn the ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I don’t think she likes Samsung.