Apple convinces US Court to ban older Samsung phones
Apple has convinced a US Court to ban the sales of older Samsung phones in the United States as a result of an older patent dispute.
A federal court in California has officially agreed to ban the sales of older Samsung phones as a result of infringement upon three patents owned by Apple.
Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Cort for the Northern District of California rules that the injunction against older Samsung phones would begin 30 days after the entry of the order. Read: Samsung‘s Tizen running Z3 set for wider release
The older Samsung phones covered under the ban include the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy SII Skyrocket and the Galaxy SIII.
The court has issued a summary judgement that Samsung had infringed patents relating to slide-to-unlock functionality as well as autocorrect features.
In the same court, under another infringement, Samsung has paid up to $548 million USD in damages for infringement of Apple’s utility and design statements.
The ruling is a symbolic victory for Apple, as banning the sales of older Samsung phones will likely not impede the Korean giant’s revenue in any significant way.
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