And you thought it was almost over. Three weeks after receiving $548,176,477 from Samsung over the South Korean company's infringement of Apple's design and technology patents dating back to a 2012 jury verdict, the Cupertino, California-based company has filed for another $178,659,870 in supplemental damages and $1,192,490 in interest payments, reports AppleInsider.
The supplemental damages and interest come on top of the the original $548 million Samsung agreed to pay. The supplemental damages, compiled on Apple's behalf by CPA Julie Davis, relate to continued infringement by Samsung after the original jury verdict of willful infringement was first issued in August 2012, continuing through this spring, when Apple filed its motion for supplemental damages.
In a jointly filed case management statement submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and reported on Dec. 4, Samsung said it "has made arrangements" with Apple to complete a damages payment totaling $548,176,477. This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.