Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned

Apple also plans to ask judge to triple damages to $3.15 billion.

By MSN Money Partner Aug 28, 2012 11:31AM

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple (AAPL) on Monday gave a federal judge a list of eight Samsung Electronics products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the U.S. market, including popular Galaxy model smartphones.

 

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh asked for the list after a jury in San Jose last week slammed Samsung with a $1.05 billion verdict, finding that the South Korean technology giant had "willfully" copied Apple's iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products. Samsung plans an appeal.

 

The products Apple wants out are all smartphones: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.

 

Koh on June 26 banned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the U.S. market after finding it likely violated a "design patent." Samsung is now asking for that ban to be lifted after the jury found the computer tablet didn't infringe that particular patent, but it did find it infringed three Apple's software patents that cover the popular "bounce-back" and pinch-to-zoom features.

 

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The judge has scheduled a Sept. 20 hearing to discuss Apple's demands for the sales bans. She asked Apple on Friday to submit the list of products its wants removed from U.S. stores after Samsung complained that it doesn't have enough time to prepare for the scheduled hearing.

 

The judge is deciding whether to reschedule the hearing to give Samsung more time to prepare. Samsung plans to ask the judge to toss out the jury's verdict as unsupported by the evidence. Failing that, the company says it will appeal the verdict to higher courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

In addition to the sales bans, Apple also plans to ask the judge to triple the damages to $3.15 billion because of the jury's finding that Samsung "willfully" copied Apple.

 

Apple filed its lawsuit in April of last year alleging that 28 Samsung smartphones and computer tablets had "slavishly copied" the iPhones and iPads. Samsung countered with its own claims that Apple used its wireless technology without proper compensation.

 

A nine-person jury in its verdict Friday unanimously agreed with Apple. Most of the damages were tied to Samsung's smartphones. The jury rejected Samsung's counterclaims.

 

Most of the Samsung products found to have "infringed' Apple's patent were older devices no longer being sold. The list Apple presented to the court on Monday represent devices it believes are still being sold in U.S. stores, including several versions of the company's popular S2 phones introduced last year. Samsung's newest and hottest selling smartphone, the Galaxy S3, was not part of the lawsuit and is unaffected by the jury's verdict.

 

The award represents about 1.5 percent of Samsung's annual revenue. Analysts said the embarrassment of the verdict is a bigger blow for Samsung than the financial setback.

 

Sill, the question remains whether Samsung and other Apple competitors will have to redesign their smartphones to avoid infringing Apple's patents. Most analysts agree the verdict sends a threatening message to device makers such as Samsung, which use Google's Android operating system.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

198Comments
Aug 28, 2012 12:55PM
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I've seen Apples patents in an engineering blog. It pretty much says this, "rectangular case rounded edges." About one sentence on a patent. It's the equivalent of Paris Hilton trying to trademark the phrase "that's hot". Can't believe Apple would win this case. Poorly written patent by a greedy company that is so fearful of it's biggest competitor that they would stoop to this. Lame
Aug 28, 2012 12:57PM
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I hope Samsung stops selling parts to Apple so they can no longer make any products.

Aug 28, 2012 12:58PM
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Hey Apple, your not the only game in town. 
Aug 28, 2012 1:07PM
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Apple is starting to suck royally. If the ban is put in place I'm done buying new Apple products.

 

BTW for the Fan boys - I own three ipads and an iPhone along with a Samsung Android phone.

 

I won't support any corporate tyrant who stifles my market choice by going through the courts - NO WAY!

Aug 28, 2012 2:17PM
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Apple also wants the courts to force owners of apple orchards to pay royalties if they use the word "apple" in their farm's name.  The company claims that, though the fruit pre-existed the company and its products, that current predominant usage and the fact that farmers have not filed claim to the word "apple", gives rights to the word to the company.  In a concurrent filing, Apple is also asking the courts to require that apple orchards change the shape of their fruit, as the shape is a registered trademark of the company.

And I wouldn't be a bit surprised if an Apple lawyer reads this and thinks they just might have a case...

Aug 28, 2012 2:09PM
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I side with samsung. You can only reinvent the wheel so many times.
Aug 28, 2012 2:09PM
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The only reason Apple gets so sue happy is because they want to keep their prices insanely high for their products so they try to drive any product that competes with them for a lower prices out of the market. Suck it up. Make a better product or lower your prices. Its called competition and its what a capitalistic society is based on. Capitalism is what made you so much money in the first place and now that there is a danger that something better might come along and knock you off your block for a lower price you whine and cry. I'm so sick of all these behemoth corporations thinking that they can take advantage of capitalism to make unrestricted profit but god forbid if they are at risk for losing a couple of dollars when another company comes into their territory. They sue, they ask for bailouts, they whine about how the country's economy can't afford to lose them. How about taking a few cut in corporate bonuses and put it back into your company to make it innovative again.
Aug 28, 2012 1:27PM
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Apple is the worst company I know. They make these ideas and get all pissy when someone takes their idea and makes it better.
Aug 28, 2012 1:07PM
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In another lawsuit, in South Korea I think.....They both lost....both having to pull phones off the shelf, including the iphone 4! I have always bought Apple but between them trying to "corner" the market and their comment stating that they were in no way obligated to help America with their problems......I am done with Apple!
Aug 28, 2012 1:23PM
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Since Apple products are made from Samsung Electronics, I hope Samsung cancels all supplies to Apple. The should put a bite in to Apple!

People have no idea what is going on in the Consumer Electronics Market and most do not care.
They will soon find out though. A few companies will soon control what you buy, where you buy it and how much you pay for it!
Aug 28, 2012 2:26PM
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Android is better. I cant stand apple products.
Aug 28, 2012 2:11PM
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To say a company has a patent over a certain shape is ridiculous. ARe they going to ban IBM laptops fr being rectangular? Are music artists/CD producers going to start suing each other for infringing on "DVD and CD's circular design"?

I knew it was only a matter of time before Apple evolved into the monster they claimed to resist i.e. Microsoft, strong arming everyone, stealing ideas, pursuing the most ridiculous of lawsuits...
Aug 28, 2012 1:41PM
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This is just so unbelievable! I owned 4 iPhones and now own a Samsung GSIII and would NEVER go back to an iPhone to save my life. Tiny screen and slows down when a new phone comes out. They do this on purpose so that the Apple freaks will want their new phone. How about affordable phones and let everyone have a shot. There are plenty of people in this world so Apple does not need to dominate. They want to corner this market and tell you what to buy! Wise up everyone! This is only the beginning. I mean come on - suing for the shape??? How ridiculous is that?
Aug 28, 2012 1:37PM
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If you can't beat em, sue em. Now that Steve Jobs died, I figure there's another 5 years or so til Apple fades off into obscurity like the last time Jobs left the company. I hate Apple, overpriced beyond belief for what... a name? Everything is made in China so it isn't about quality. Their market size continually dwindles, and was never more than about 30% to begin with.  And they treat their customers like crap by releasing new product versions every 2 months. Why do you people want to drop $800, just to have it obsolete when they release a new version with an added $5 product feature. "Hey let's give them a camera this time, because only a dick would not put it in the first model"

Nobody in their right mind should buy a $3,000 MacPro laptop since it doesn't do ANYTHING better than PCs sold for a $1,000 or less.

I've always loved when people said Mac's are virus proof... lol no, so few people actually own Mac's that hackers don't even bother creating codes, because it's not worth it.
Aug 28, 2012 2:11PM
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  Just think what would the world be like of Henry Ford had done the same thing?  Everybody would be reduced to having to buy the same car.

  Apple you won, there will be an appeal, maybe you will lose. Move on. I don't like your phone, I won't buy one. Purchasing a NAME doesn't make the product any better. That is why I don't buy Apple products.  

Aug 28, 2012 1:28PM
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The totally pervasive GREED on the part of Apple and the "Steve Jobs heads" are reason number one that I will NEVER buy an APPLE product.  All of you fanboys can see what happens when there is no competition.  You think the prices for APPLE crap are outrageous now?  Just wait until the true greed wheel is allowed to spin out of control.
Aug 28, 2012 1:15PM
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I'll never buy an Apple anything the arrogance of that company.... Sure you invented the rectangle and square???  My A$S 

I never bought SAMSUNG before but will now thanks for motivating me APPLE. 

 

In fact I'm going buy one for my wife and parents both just because APPLE thinks that being a monopoly is great and they never copied a concept like the square or rectangle shape display from a computer or tv.

 

Enjoy the anchor pulling you down APPLE you just woke up consumers to new options that aren't you such as MOTOROLA AND "SAMSUNG" products!

Aug 28, 2012 3:04PM
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i love my samsung and i always have, i hate i phones and i wouldnt want to pay the data charges for it. i like my features and apple should back off. other people who dont want apple products should be able to get good phones without having to deal with apple!
Aug 28, 2012 2:55PM
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Apple is holding carriers hostage as well, requiring them to pay ridiculous fees in order for them to sell their products.  Because of the deal Sprint has with Apple to sell the iphone,  Sprint is taking a big blow financially.  I prefer the Galaxy series as well as the Moto Droids.  I'll use two tin cans on a string before I purchase an iphone. 
Aug 28, 2012 1:26PM
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It becomes a problem when a corporation is so afraid of the competition that they have to resort to suing them and then asking to have thier products removed from the market. This tells me that there is something wrong at Apple and when it comes out they are going to loose their collective a$$'s to competitors 
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