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Apple Submits List of Smartphones It Wishes To Be Banned

Apple has submitted to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh a list of the eight Samsung Electronics devices that it wishes to pull out from U.S. Market shelves. Koh had requested for the list from the Cupertino company after a jury released the verdict that Samsung had copied the Apple and iPad’s designs.

Included in the list are the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Prevail. These eight devices are less than the twenty-eight that were involved in one of the most famous patent cases in recent times.

For each device, Apple specified the design patent, utility patent, or trade dress that the smartphones infringed.  Among them, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G had the most number of infringements, with seven infringements in all whereas the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G only had one infringement each.

The devices reached $460.8 million in terms of damages, which is less than the $1.05 billion that the jury allowed Apple to claim. However, this sum still not final as Koh would still have to issue a ruling on the case.

It may be recalled that it was Koh as well who banned the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for infringing on an Apple design patent last June 26. Samsung had responded by requesting for the ban to be lifted since according to the jury, the tablet did not violate the design patent but other utility patents.

Meanwhile, a September 20 hearing had been set for Apple to issue its demands regarding the products that it wants to be banned. It remains to be seen, however, if the judge will reschedule this hearing to grant more time to Samsung’s legal team.

Samsung reportedly is questioning the verdict for deciding with a lack of evidence. Furthermore, it also plans to file an appeal.

via cnet

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