“The company will ask a U.S. appeals court tomorrow to block sales of Samsung models a California jury found violated patents for the iPhone’s look and features,” Decker and Lee report. “Later, a U.S. trade agency is expected to say if it will halt some Samsung imports based on other Apple patent-infringement claims.”
Decker and Lee report, “For Cupertino, California-based Apple, making Samsung change or stop selling some smartphones and tablet computers is more important than money. The $1 billion verdict it won at trial last year equals less than two weeks’ worth of iPhone sales and one-seventh of Samsung’s second-quarter profit. ‘Sometimes, the money’s not enough,’ said Ray Van Dyke, a technology-patent lawyer with the Van Dyke Firm in Washington. ‘Between Apple and Samsung, it’s about who’s going to be the top dog. You want to shut them down. This is the club. You can beat them into submission with a club and maintain your top dog status.’”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Fred Mertz" for the heads up.]