And it looks like the war between these two tech giants is still far from over!
When Apple first brought a case against Samsung for patent infringement, the American company also twice included a request for the court to order a ban on the South Korean company’s devices. The ban was to be enforced for all gadgets found to have infringed the patents. Apple was awarded billions in damages but a ban was never given to the company. But the tech typhoon has not given up on this request.
According to reports, Apple is seeking for a narrowly tailored ban on some of the older Samsung gadgets. U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh has not commented on an expected decision date regarding this request. The ban targets infringing features in nine Samsung devices and offers the company a “sunset period” to design around these particular features before the ban comes into force.
This ban comes during a second trial where Samsung was found to infringe three of Apple’s patents. On the other hand, Apple was held to infringe one of the South Korean company’s patents. This patent revolves around functions related to classifying, organizing and retrieving digital images. Samsung was awarded $158,000. Up to this point, the Asian tech typhoon has not requested any form of a ban on the device that infringes the patent.
The ban isn’t looking to be as strict and unfair as we think. It only proposes that Samsung stops using specific features found to be infringing on Apple’s patents any further. We don’t see anything wrong in a modest request such as this. Now, we just have to wait till the judge decides whether the request will be granted this time around.