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Apple’s additional Samsung patent demands down to ‘only’ $380 million

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Apple must look longingly back at the days when a jury awarded it $1 billion in its patent suit against Samsung — ever since, the company has had to lower its expectations. CNET reports that Apple on Wednesday said that it was seeking an additional $380 million from Samsung on top of the $600 million that the company has already paid. A jury had originally awarded Apple more than $1 billion but Judge Lucy Koh this past spring reduced that number by around $450 million.

Apple says that it has lost around $114 million in profits due to Samsung’s patent infringement while also alleging that Samsung made an additional $231 million in ill-gotten profits from using Apple’s technology. Samsung, meanwhile has countered that it only owes Apple an extra $52 million and claims that the company is asking for far more than it’s entitled to have.

Either way, it looks like Apple will in the end claw less than $1 billion from Samsung’s pockets… at least until the companies meet in court again during future patent disputes.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.