Apple seeks ban on eight Samsung smartphones in the US

In the wake of Samsung’s guilty verdict, Apple has filed a notice with the court naming a slew of devices it plans to ban in the US. Considering most of the devices found to be in violation of Apple’s patents aren’t being sold anymore, the Cupertino-based company is only seeking a ban on eight smartphones.

  • 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
To better depict its reasoning, Apple has also included a chart showing the patents that each device infringes upon. Unsurprisingly, the chart shows that all of the listed devices, excluding the Galaxy Prevail, infringe upon Apple’s design patents and trade dress. However, Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch and Galaxy S Showcase are the only phones that managed to not infringe on Apple’s utility patents.

Because infringement has already been confirmed, Apple just has to convince the court that it will suffer irreparable harm if these handsets remain on the market. A guilty verdict makes the task easier, but an injunction is certainly not guaranteed. Although, with Apple picking and choosing its fights, instead of going after all of the infringing products, the company seems to have confidence in its tactics.

Source: The Verge

About the Author: Colton Kaiser

Born in southern California, Colton is a self-proclaimed tech enthusiast. His first Android handset was the Motorola Backflip, though his passion for technology began when he received his first Windows 95-powered PC for a Christmas present as a child. Dumbfounded by the capabilities of the machine, he discovered an inherent fascination for software and electronics. Colton wrote for numerous news publications before establishing his own popular technology-oriented website. When he's not writing about or playing with the latest gadgets, he enjoys watching football and destroying friends in his fantasy league, preferably while eating Mexican food. Colton currently attends the University of Redlands, where he plans to major in journalism.

  • brad

    Um my other phone is a galaxy s 2 epic 4g touch, how are they going to ban something I already own? Hey Apple…get over yourself, your phone’s are c crap anyway.

  • Werner Keil

    At least that picture makes an older version of the Galaxy seem a bit like an iPhone, but that’s yesterday’s Beer, if you look at the Galaxy SIII, it’s nowhere near anything Apple has come up with or will any time soon. Same for the Note series, going in the “Hybrid” phone/tablet convertible direction they also won’t go, people should not buy a device that can serve more than one purpose, not from Apple at least;-)


    Cannot add my e-mail & code of # & letters to COMPLEAT the form! APPLE is very fickled according this article! SAMSUNG GS2 is BEING REPLACED by GS3 anyways. BEATING-DEAD-HORSES here APPLE. When FORD & VOLVO were PARTNERS; FORD FOCUS had SIMILAR TAIL-LIGHTS as VOLVO WAGONS! DID THE CAR MFG’ers SUE @ OTHER?! NO!!

    • Alexander

      Beating a dead horse doesn’t mean what you think it means.+