In 2012, Samsung was found guilty of infringing Apple’s patents on five smartphones. Two weeks ago, Sammy finally agreed to pay Apple the long awaited $548 million in accordance with the courts verdict. However, the Big Apple is now demanding that the South Korean tech giant pays an additional $180 million as interest accrued between 2012 and 2015. Apple has filed the new motion on Wednesday 23rd of December, 2015 in a US District Court in California.
It is still not clear which Samsung phones Apple is seeking infringement rights upon and that’s because a majority of the documents are sealed from public viewing at the moment. Here is a quote from The Verge:
Samsung still claims that the 2012 verdict was incorrect, and it’s asked the US Supreme Court to review the evidence and help remedy the country’s patent system in the process. If the Supreme Court picks up the case, it could force a retrial and may potentially reshape how design patent cases are handled in the future.
Is this a case of greed? At this point, I think Apple and Samsung should just organize a football match or a boxing bout to settle this long lasting quarrel. Merry Christmas, Samsung 🙂