Apple Seeks Sales Bans on Eight Samsung Smartphones

Monday August 27, 2012 11:40 AM PDT by Eric Slivka
In the wake of Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung in its high-profile lawsuit over patent and trade dress issues, The Verge reports that the company has officially requested U.S. sales bans on eight Samsung smartphones found by the jury to infringe upon Apple's intellectual property.
- 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

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.

Apple is requesting a preliminary injunction covering these eight devices out of the 28 devices at stake in the trial, but is reserving its rights for a future permanent injunction request in favor of moving quickly to ban sales of this subset of devices.

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Posted: 28 months ago

When you can't innovate, litigate...

:rolleyes:


Apple innovated good enough to be copied by Samsung which is why Samsung is up to their neck in litigation.
Rating: 15 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

I can't believe Apple hasn't gone after their worst nightmare: the Galaxy S3.


Didn't infringe. Can't.
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

I can't believe Apple hasn't gone after their worst nightmare: the Galaxy S3.


They better not try, 'cause that's what I'm replacing my iPhone 4 with!

S3 is a much better phone, in my opinion, than iPhone. It isn't Samsung's fault Apple is slacking!
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
I can't believe Apple hasn't gone after their worst nightmare: the Galaxy S3.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

Didn't infringe. Can't.




Not quite. They attempted to add it to this list but judge dismissed it advising that it was too late to add another device to their ban list ;)
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

They better not try, 'cause that's what I'm replacing my iPhone 4 with!

S3 is a much better phone, in my opinion, than iPhone. It isn't Samsung's fault Apple is slacking!


You won’t enjoy the lack of future software updates compared to what the new iPhone will get over its life :p
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
Imagine if you were one of Apple's designers and worked very closely on designing the iPhone, wouldn't you want to murder mother@$%$@s that copied your ideas (which you put an incredible amount of time into)? Answer is obviously yes. Samsung deserves all of everything that's coming to them. 'When you can't innovate, steal', is what you Samsung kids should be thinking. I call you kids because you're not of adult intellect when you spew comments about Apple not being the innovative company.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

Is it better than the iPhone 4s ? How


The 4S is just a faster 4. With a voice assistant.

The S3 is a completely different ball-game.


Apple isn't trying to stop the sales of these phones because they "copied" iPhone. Apple knows these phones, including S3, are becoming better. Apple has become the wimpy rich kid in school who wouldn't do anything productive or unique; they just use their money to get what they want and shut others up.

Sad, because I used to love Apple very much.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago

You won’t enjoy the lack of future software updates compared to what the new iPhone will get over its life :p


The difference is that if Apple stop making iOS for your device, you're screwed. But if that happens with an Android phone, you can install a 3rd party build within a few minutes...
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 28 months ago
based also on the innovative idea of the iPhone.
I'm still wondering why people at a site called MacRumors post that they'll go for an Samsung S3.

Shouldn't they post on SamsungRumors?

Something like MacRumors, just a few months after :D
Or, rumors about what Samsung will adopt next :eek:

And why so angry about Apple? A few years early everybody loved the underdog and now they made it the new enemy just because of their success, or because they protect their intellectual property?

See it in the positive way, now Samsung can show how great they're by developing their own stuff :confused:

Next witness for the prosecution: Android ;)
We'll see...

Greeting from Germany
Rating: 5 Votes

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