Apple wants judge to ban eight Samsung handsets from the US marketBy Shawn Knight 41 comments
Apple has presented a federal judge with a list of eight devices they want pulled from store shelves in the US. Judge Lucy Koh reportedly asked Apple for a list of offending devices following Cupertino's favorable ruling over the South Korean electronics giant late last week.
All of the devices on the list are, unsurprisingly, smartphones. The unlucky eight include the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 on AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and the Galaxy Prevail.
A decision was made in June to also ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet over concerns that it might violate one or more of Apple's design patents. The company is now asking the judge to revoke that ban because the jury found it didn't violate any design patents. They did, however, come to the conclusion that software on the tablet violates those owned by Apple - specifically, those relating to bounce-back and pinch-to-zoom features.
Koh has planned a hearing for September 20 to discuss the product bans although Samsung is asking for more time to prepare, it's unclear at this hour if the judge plans to reschedule the hearing.
Furthermore, Apple is also planning to ask Koh to triple the damages they were initially awarded to $3.15 billion based on the jury finding that Samsung willfully copied the design of the iPhone in several of their smartphones. Samsung is planning to appeal the verdict all the way up to the Supreme Court if necessary.