Apple is seeking more than $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, according to new court filings for a patent infringement case involving the two tech companies.
The Cupertino, Calif., company alleges that design infringements involving smartphones and tablets by Samsung have caused it to lose $500 million in profit and that it is entitled to $25 million in royalties, according to Foss Patents. In total, Apple seeks $2.52 billion, which likely means it believes Samsung was enriched by $2 billion for its alleged infringement, but that's unclear since that part of the filing's text has been redacted.
"Samsung's infringing sales have enabled Samsung to overtake Apple as the largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world," Apple says in the filings. "Samsung has reaped billions of dollars in profits and caused Apple to lose hundreds of millions of dollars through its violation of Apple's intellectual property."
But 13 minutes after Apple made its filings, Samsung entered claims of its own, according to Reuters. Samsung said Apple is trying "to stifle legitimate competition and limit consumer choice to maintain its historically exorbitant profits."