Apple again seeks permanent ban on sales of Samsung Electronics products in the U.S. The Cupertino tech giant has allegedly accused the Korean firm to have violated its patents along with additional damages of $707 million. Last month Apple scored a legal victory over Samsung after for the Korean firm’s copy of iPhone’s critical features and was awarded $1.05 billion in damages.
Apple wants the injunction to cover "any of the infringing products or any other product with a feature or features not more than colorably different from any of the infringing feature or features in any of the Infringing Products,” according to Reuters.
The injunction could include Samsung's brand-new Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung has responded by asking for a new trial.
"The Court's constraints on trial time, witnesses and exhibits were unprecedented for a patent case of this complexity and magnitude, and prevented Samsung from presenting a full and fair case in response to Apple's many claims," Samsung said.
"Samsung therefore respectfully requests that the Court grant a new trial enabling adequate time and even-handed treatment of the parties."
In a separate statement, Samsung was not happy about patent rulings covering issues such as the shape of the product pointing to Apple’s accusation about the shape- 'RECTANGLES WITH ROUNDED CORNERS'
"It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies," it said.
The Korean firm topped the world's smartphone market in the second quarter of this year, shipping more than 50 million phones, nearly double Apple's 26 million iPhone shipments.
The world's top two smartphone makers are locked in patent battles in 10 countries as they compete for the top spot.