Apple Requests Samsung Product Bans Following Verdict

    August 27, 2012
    Sean Patterson
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Apple is wasting no time taking advantage of its big court victory against Samsung last week. Having read through the verdict, Apple has now released a list of 8 Samsung devices it says it wants banned from being sold in the U.S. Bloomberg is reporting that a court filing by Apple requests that Judge Lucy Koh, who oversaw the Apple vs. Samsung trial, to ban the following devices:

  • Galaxy S II 4G
  • Galaxy S II (AT&T)
  • Galaxy S II (T-Mobile)
  • Galaxy S II Epic 4G (Sprint)
  • Galaxy S II Skyrocket
  • Galaxy S Showcase
  • Droid Charge
  • Galaxy Prevail

While some of these devices would be hard to find on U.S. store shelves anyway, the Galaxy S II has been among Samsung’s best-selling smartphones. A ban on the Galaxy S II could be costly for the company. An injunction hearing on September 20th will be held to determine which products, if any, should be banned.

The verdict had a predictable effect on both Apple and Samsung’s stock prices, sending Samsung’s market value plummeting. News of actual product bans, not just the fear of bans by investors, would no doubt harm Samsung’s stock prices even more. Still, the entire endeavor may end up having been worth it for Samsung, which over the past year has begun to consolidate the Android smartphone market and is now is a real position to compete with Apple.

Since the jury in last week’s trial returned a verdict of $1.049 billion against Samsung for violating Apple patents, both companies have issued their take on the verdict. Apple has declared itself a victim of its own brilliant design and innovation, while Samsung has lamented the state of U.S. patent law and the stifling of competition they believe the verdict represents. Meanwhile, Google has been rather dismissive with regard to the case, stating that the verdict doesn’t affect its core Android operating system, and that some of the Apple patents are being re-examined by the U.S. Patent Office anyway.

  • http://www.malapascua-island.com mike

    Steve Jobs said that he will make a NUCLEAR BOMB WAR against Samsung!!!!

    Steve Jobs said that a 7/8 inch TABLET is only good for TOILET. Now APPLE is copying Samsung 7 inch Tablet idea.

    Shame on APPLE and shame on Steve JOBs.

  • Dale

    I hope Samsung and other companies crush Apple, their arrogance is worse than ever.
    Don’t like competition so send the lawyers out to stop Samsung. Samsung makes the screens for Apple IPAD3 because no else could and they produce the A5X cpu for the IPAD3.. does this make any sense!
    Way to go Apple, make everyone follow only the Apple path and show your sheep where you will lead them…

  • http://www.arbitelcommunications.com/ Maxine Ardman

    There is so much competition between Apple and Samsung, especially after Samsung releasing the latest smartphone this year, the Samsung S3, which has argued to be even better than the Iphone. It seems like Apple is finding it difficult to handle the competition from Samsung, and therefore they are doing anything they can to bring Samsung down.

  • Partick

    Insightful article

  • V

    Apple isn’t as user friendly as Samsung and I am not giving up my Samsung products to be an Apple sheep.