Last Friday, the jury that was deciding the fate of both Apple and Samsung in their long running court battle sided with Apple. While both parties had filed lawsuits against each other, only Samsung was found to have willingly infringed on several of Apple’s patents.
The jury did believe that Samsung had knowingly copied Apple’s designs, and as a penalty, the South Korean company was ordered to pay Apple more than a billion dollars.
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab was not found to be in violation of any patents, and will remain safe, Samsung’s phones did not fare as well.
After the verdict, Apple filed a notice in the court, announcing which Samsung products it will try to have banned in the United States. Though almost all of the 28 products in the case were found to be infringing on some of Apple’s patents, Apple is only targeting eight of the devices.
Here is the list of phones Apple will attempt to ban:
- 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
Each of these devices were found to have infringed on design-related patents, but Apple will still need to convince the court that having these devices on the market in the United States will irreparably harm Apple’s business.
Even though Apple received a positive ruling from the court, an injunction on Samsung products is far from a sure thing. There’s still a lot of legwork to go through, so Apple’s legal team isn’t off the hook yet.
[via The Verge]