Apple Files Injunction to Ban Samsung’s Top Smartphones from US
Here’s another interesting bit to think about over the weekend! Another episode of the Apple-Samsung lawsuit saga, following up on the recent events where Samsung asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban iPhone imports to the States (together with the iPad).
As in table tennis or ping-pong, here comes the strike back with the ball in the face! Apple has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction. Cupertino asks for a preliminary ban on three of Samsung’s most popular current Android smartphones in the U.S.: Infuse 4G, Galaxy S 4G, and Droid Charge.
Apple is motivating its request saying that these Samsung products are infringing three design and one utility patent. Needless to say that if granted, Samsung needs to remove the smartphones from the U.S. market facing a huge loss, reason for which the Korean manufacturer might consider settling. On the other hand, Samsung could play along, look strong, as Courts usually grant such preliminary injunctions only if there’s a really strong and convincing case.