Telecom Lead India: Tablet major Apple has sought banning
Samsung’s eight smartphones including 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 in the U.S. mobile market.
On Friday, a jury slammed Samsung with a $1.05 billion
verdict. The award represents about 1.5 percent of Samsung’s annual revenue.
The judge has scheduled hearing on September 20 to
discuss Apple’s demands for the sales bans.
The Korean device major plans to ask the judge to toss
out the jury’s verdict as it is not supported by evidence. Failing that, the
company says it will appeal the verdict to higher courts, including the U.S.
The impact on Samsung will be negligible as some of these
products are in the process of going out of the American market shortly.
Samsung will be able to launch new smartphones soon. Samsung is the leader in
smartphone market in the U.S.
Samsung’s newest and hottest selling smartphone, the
Galaxy S3, is not part of the lawsuit and is unaffected by the jury’s verdict.
Agency reports said Apple on Monday gave a federal judge
a list of eight Samsung Electronics products it wants pulled from shelves and
banned from the U.S. market.
Samsung will be appealing against the $1.05 billion verdict. The jury found
that the South Korean technology giant had willfully copied Apple’s iPhone and
iPad in creating and marketing the products.
A jury on June 26 banned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the
U.S. market after finding it likely violated a design patent. Samsung is now
asking for that ban to be lifted after the jury found the computer tablet
didn’t infringe that particular patent, but it did find it infringed three
Apple’s software patents that cover the popular bounce-back and pinch-to-zoom
In addition to the sales bans, Apple also plans to ask the judge to triple the
damages to $3.15 billion because of the jury’s finding that Samsung willfully
Samsung’s reputation has to be repaired immediately. Failing that, it will
start affecting its leadership position in other markets as well. If Samsung