After winning a $1B jury verdict for patent infringement against Samsung in a U.S. court last week, Apple on Monday asked the presiding judge for a permanent injunction against the eight phones that accounted for most Samsung’s U.S. smartphone revenue in the first six months of the year.
Apple told Judge Lucy Koh that it reserves the right to pursue permanent injunctions banning the sale of all 28 devices that the jury on Friday found to violate Apple’s intellectual property. Judge Koh will rule on the request on Sept. 20.
Samsung responded in South Korea on Tuesday with a one-sentence press statement.
“We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market.”
Lawyers from Google have been working closely with those from hardware manufacturers, including Samsung, to defend against Apple, reports the NY Times.
Several features that Apple said Samsung’s devices had infringed are built into Android, like pinching the screen or tapping to zoom. Another, the rubber band effect, when the screen bounces to indicate reaching the top or bottom, was part of Android until recently.
According to a person briefed on Google’s Android design plans, Google removed the effect for design reasons, not in response to patent litigation.