Apple puts immediate ban on eight Samsung phones
After Apple won its long going case with Samsung it has speedily put a ban on the sale of total eight Samsung phones including Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Droid Charge. The reason for putting a sudden ban on these phones is the claim of Apple that Samsung copied its key design and features.
Apple is making it very fast to put bans on all those phones that Samsung has created by violating copyrights. The manufacturer is in full swing to translate its rivalry and court victory into a solid business benefit. Samsung could face more bans on its phones which will lead to the loss of business where the company has already attained the largest number of sales in the world in previous months. As per the lawsuit placed by Apple, there were total 28 devices out of which some are no longer available in the global market.
This immediate ban has not only affected Samsung, but also many consumers who bought or are planning to buy Samsung’s flagship smartphone Galaxy S III. As of now, it is a good news that this phone does not come on ban list, but jury did confirmed that Apple’s patent on design elements and features could be exercised. According to legal experts, Apple may not again seek for new trial over Galaxy S3, but could include it in a contempt proceeding.
The evidence as well as weight of the case was on Apple’s favor and there were chances that two third of ban can occur against Samsung products as said by Jefferies & Co analyst Peter Misek. September 20 was the date set for an injunction hearing. If in case the U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh grants sales bans then Samsung could put them on hold. Samsung has announced that it will take all necessary measures to make available its products in the U.S. market.
After winning the case and putting ban on Samsung products, Apple has gained more power and position in the global market to seek added attention for its flagship model iPhone 5 which is expected to be launched on September 12.
Apple has been awarded with $1.05 billion by Samsung for copying critical features of iPhone and iPad. This verdict could bring more bans of Samsung’s key products sale.
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