Apple Wants Samsung Products Violating Mobile Patents Banned; Devices Include Stratosphere Handsets, Admire, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note,?Galaxy Note?II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy S II Skyrocket
The recent skirmish between Apple and Samsung over patents on mobile technology, found Samsung on the ?losing? end of the verdict. The decision handed down by a California court, found Samsung of being guilty of infringement with regard to 3 patents that Apple owns. This has prompted Apple to ask for the banning of a number of Samsung products, that contain these 3 mobile technology features.
This is not the first time that Apple has sought action against Samsung devices, but in this instance, the recent victory over patent-infringement may boost their motion.
It should be noted that the court, in a ?mixed verdict?, also found Apple of infringing on one of Samsung’s patents.
The maker of the iPhone and the iPad filed the necessary papers last week, in which they cited the recent court ruling on the mobile technology infringement, as a reason for asking the ban on certain Samsung devices.
The Samsung devices that are being cited utilize the following patented features:
- quick links
- slide to unlock
- automatic word correction
The devices that contain these three features, and Apple want?banned, are the following:
- Stratosphere handsets
- Galaxy S II Skyrocket
- Galaxy S II
- Galaxy Note
- Galaxy S III
- Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
- Galaxy Note II
- Galaxy Nexus
Although no other Samsung devices, aside from the list above, were included in the documents filed, the lawyers for Apple stipulated that the ban should be applied to other devices that use any ? software or code capable of implementing any Infringing Feature, and/or any feature not more than colorably different? from the said Apple patented technology features.
The lawyers added that Apple would ?suffer irreparable harm? if the ban was not implemented and that ? monetary damages cannot adequately compensate Apple for this resulting irreparable harm.?
In the recent patent-infringement trial, Apple only won damages amounting to US$ 119.6 million dollars, a measly amount compared to the US$ 2.2 billion dollars in damages that they asked for.
Samsung on the other hand, got US$ 158, 400 dollars for Apple’s infringement over their patented system of organizing videos and images in folders.
Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the latest Apple ? Samsung trial, had already twice refused the Apple motion, for a ban on the Samsung devices.
Could a third appeal bring Apple their much cherished wish, or will they strike out again?
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