Apple files for injunction against 8 accused Samsung devices

Mon, Aug 27, 2012

Legal, News

Apple’s not wasting any time. Hot on the heels of their legal victory this past Friday, Apple’s attorneys today filed a motion with the US District Court outlining just which accused Samsung products it will now seek to attain an injunction over.

There were a multitude of accused Samsung devices in the recent trial, but Apple, in seeking an injunction, is going to focus on 8 – which as The Verge points out, is a reflection of the fact that many of them aren’t available for sale in the US anymore.

In any event, these are the 8 devices Apple is going to go after:

  • 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

Now just because Apple secured a favorable jury verdict does not mean that this is a piece of cake, sign, sealed and delivered type of process. Apple still has to demonstrate to the court that they’ll suffer irreparable harm if the aforementioned smartphones remain on sale.

It’s easier to make this argument after a positive jury verdict, but an injunction is by no means a foregone conclusion. However, Apple did apparently appreciate the benefits of picking its battles here, rather than just going after each and every product found to infringe. It’s easier for Apple to establish irreparable harm when the focus of the injunction is on products it may actually compete against in the market.

A hearing on Apple’s attempt to secure an injunction is scheduled for September 20th.



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