Apple seeks sales injuction for 8 Samsung smartphones

Following the billion-dollar verdict to the still ongoing patent trial between two of the world's biggest tech giants, Apple has filed for an injunction that will prevent Samsung from selling a total of 8 Android-powered smartphones in the US. The list of Samsung smartphones that Apple is seeking to ban from the US is as follows:

  • Galaxy S 4G
  • Galaxy S2 AT&T
  • Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
  • Galaxy S2 T-Mobile
  • Galaxy S2 Epic 4G
  • Galaxy S Showcase
  • Droid Charge
  • Galaxy Prevail

For now, Apple is only seeking a preliminary injunction on the above-listed smartphones, while steps on getting a final, permanent injunction are being worked out.

What Else You Need To Know:

- It's interesting to note that most of the products included in the list have long been discontinued in the US.

- Apple may be planning for a separate filing that will ban newer devices based on the total list of 28 smartphones that were found by the jury last week to infringe on its patents.


Other sources

Whether Apple gets the phones banned or not likely won’t affect the release of the Galaxy S II on Boost Mobile or any other pre-paid carrier. - Shawn Ingram, GottaBeMobile  
Considering many of these devices are still available — and selling well for very cheap prices — Apple no doubt targeted these devices as part of a strategic play. - Quentyn Kennemer, Phandroid  
Apple Insider
Apple seeks ban on sale of 8 Samsung smartphones  

Though a jury found that a wide range of Samsung products infringe upon Apple's patented inventions, Apple has informed the court that it only seeks to ban the sale of eight Samsung devices.

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Apple reserves all rights regarding a permanent injunction, but has tailored this list to address a portion of the immediate, ongoing irreparable harm that Apple is suffering.

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The report notes that impact of any sales bans would likely be negligible, as most of the cited products have already been discontinued in the U.S. in favor of successor devices.

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The list is eight products long and includes several of Samsung's U.S. Galaxy S II variants.

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Most of the devices on Apple's list are outdated. They come from last year's flagship model, the Galaxy S II.

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Apple also wants a ban on products similar to those in question, a request that could strike even deeper should the judge extend the injunction to any newer models.