At issue: the Galaxy SIII (Photo : Reuters)
Samsung remains defiant in the face of the landmark copyright infringement judgment against, and the embattled. On August 24, a California jury found that Samsung had pilfered technology from Apple, and awarded Apple $1.05 billion.
The jury found that many of Samsung's smartphones and tablets were developed with technology based on Apple's iPhone and iPad, and that the technology was Apple's property.
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Apple wants the court to force Samsung to pull many of its smartphones and tablets from the US market, and filed an injunction on August 27 to make it happen.
Samsung has intimated that it will fight to keep selling its devices. "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the US market," the South Korean company was quoted by USA Today as saying.
According to the newspaper, the jury found that Samsung had unlawfully used Apple technology in 28 devices. Thus far, Apple has successfully obtained an injunction against the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. Apple has filed a further injunction on the sale of eight more Samsung devices: the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy SII (AT&T), Galaxy SII Skyrocket, Galaxy SII (T-Mobile), Galaxy SII Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Prevail.
According to CRN, Judge Lucy Koh's verdict on the injunction will be rendered September 20.
The magazine says that Samsung has already filed a motion to overturn Apple's ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The jury did not side with Apple in all its accusations of theft, and this device was one in which copyright infringement was not found to have taken place.
USA Today reports that Samsung has sold 22.7 million devices that make use of technology Apple claims was filched, and that those sales accounted for $8.16 billion in sales since June of 2010. Samsung's devices have certainly proved popular, and it appears that consumers fear their disappearance from the market.
According to Forbes, there was something of a run on Samsung's signature Galaxy S III devices this weekend.
"While it is unlikely that consumers decided to buy a Galaxy S III on the verdict alone, (which affects older Samsung devices), it is interesting to see where consumer desire is headed as we approach the release of [Apple's] iPhone 5," Louis Bedigian, a contributor for the magazine, wrote in a piece titled "Did Apple Just Help Samsung Sell A Ton of Smartphones?"