The damages figures for Apple v. Samsung are in.
In the suit headed to trial Monday, Apple will ask for $2.5 billion over claims that Samsung copied features of the iPad and iPhone in some of its Galaxy line of products.
Apple's lawyers at Morrison & Foerster revealed the figure in a trial brief filed just after midnight Tuesday.
"Apple conservatively estimates that as of March 31, 2012, Samsung has been unjustly enriched by about [REDACTED] and has additionally cost Apple about $500 million in lost profits," MoFo's Michael Jacobs wrote in the filing. "Apple also conservatively estimates that it is entitled to over $25 million in reasonable royalty damages on the proportionately small set of remaining sales for which it cannot obtain an award of Samsung¹s profits or Apple¹s own lost profits, for a combined total of $2.525 billion."
Before signing off, Jacobs writes: "Apple looks forward to a trial that will vindicate its intellectual property rights. Samsung must play by the rules. It must invent its own stuff. Its flagrant copying and massive infringement must stop."
Minutes later, Samsung's lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan fired off its trial brief, saying "Apple's overreaching claim for damages is a natural extension of its attempt to monopolize the marketplace."
"It demands the entirety of Samsung's revenues on the accused phones and tablets for the alleged infringement of a design patent that shows little more than a blank rectangle with rounded corners," a brief signed by Quinn partner Victoria Maroulis says.
And the deluge of filings continues ...