Apple has requested that Samsung be barred from selling eight of their mobile phones in the US after their victory in their very high profile patent infringement case.
The epic battle between the two technology giants has been fought in courts across the globe, with the arguments centring on the accusation from Apple that Samsung had copied a number of features from the iPhone for their own smartphone devices.
The San Jose jury ruled in Apple’s favour, and now the US firm, already the dominant force in the smartphone market around the world, has revealed its intention to seek an injunction on several Samsung phones to prevent them from being sold in America.
The Samsung smartphone models that are being called into question by Appe are the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T model, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile model, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Driod Charge and Galaxy Prevail, the fate of which will be decided at a follow up hearing in California on 20th September.
A California court ruled last week that some of Samsung’s smartphone handsets had infringed on some of Apple’s iPhone features, including the design of the display screen and the ability to zoom in with the tap of a finger. As a result, the jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple over $1billion in damages.
After the ruling was announced, Apple thanked the court for “finding Samsung’s behaviour wilful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right”. Understandably, Samsung expressed great disappointment at the decision, labelling it as “a loss for the American consumer” as it would lead to “fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices”.