Apple Calls for Ban on Eight Samsung Products
Last Monday Apple Inc. gave a federal judge a list of eight Samsung products that it wants to see banned from the U.S. market.
The list includes the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
Earlier this year U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. after finding it violated a “design patent.” However, in the most recent case the jury found that the tablet wasn’t infringing on that patent and Samsung is asking for the ban to be lifted.
Koh has scheduled a hearing to discuss Apple’s demands for Sept. 20th, however, Samsung are claiming that this doesn’t leave them with enough time to prepare. Koh is currently considering whether to reschedule.
Samsung has said that if the judge doesn’t toss out the jury’s verdict as unsupported by the evidence then they will appeal to high courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Apple on the other hand is intending to ask the judge to triple the fine of $1.05 billion imposed on Samsung as they “wilfully” copied Apple. According to analysts, the present fine in less of a problem for Samsung that the embarrassment of the verdict.