In the aftermath of the Apple vs Samsung case whose verdict was read in full at the end of last week, the latter company is now fighting a ban sought by the former that would take out several of its hero devices in the USA. A set of 8 product bans have been sought by Apple after they won over a billion dollars in damages vs Samsung with patents upheld against the Android-toting devices. Samsung today let it be known that they intend to fight tooth and nail to make sure no bans occur.
Of course Apple already had one ban put in place via this same trial, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still currently banned from sale here in the United States. This new set of bannings includes Samsung’s 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. A couple of these devices are either no longer on the market or are nearly gone from stores anyway, but the Galaxy S II lineup would be a significant cut from Samsung’s current USA market offerings.
Samsung let it be known that they would make sure their collection of devices named would stay on the market in the USA:
“We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market.” – Samsung
The company is also seeking to have its Galaxy Tab 10.1 released from the ban it’s currently under because it was not found to infringe on Apple’s products in the trial. It’s currently being banned with a pre-trial injunction set in place because Apple and Judge Koh agreed that it was significantly similar to the iPad to the point that it was likely to be ruled as hurting sales.