Samsung to fight over Apple’s move to ban its phones
Samsung Electronics is planning to contest Apple’s move to seek ban on the sale of some of its smartphones in the US.
Following a successful victory on a verdict for patent violation against Samsung, Apple has requested the presiding judge for a permanent ban against the eight phone models which had accounted for $1.3bn of Samsung’s US smartphone income during the first half of 2012.
Samsung said in a statement, "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market."
Apple claims that it reserves the right to trail permanent ban on the sale of all 28 of Samsung’s devices which were found to infringe Apple’s intellectual possessions.
According to court filing, Apple has provided a short list of Samsung products "to address a portion of the immediate, ongoing irreparable harm that Apple is suffering."
Samsung’s phones requested to be banned by Apple does not include the current flagship products of Samsung’s line-up comprising Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III, while the list includes Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II AT&T, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II T-Mobile, Galaxy S II Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
The earlier ruling part of a legal fight in nine countries between Apple and Samsung was seen as a major defeat for smartphone makers which are powered by Google’s Android operating system.
The ruling over the potential sales ban is scheduled to be held on 20 September 2012.