Apple renews request for sales ban on Samsung products

“Apple Inc. is again seeking to ban sales in the U.S. of Samsung Electronics Co. products that were at issue in the companies’ first patent trial in California and are now no longer on the market,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.

“The iPhone-maker yesterday asked U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, to bar sales of more than 20 smartphones and tablets, such as the Galaxy S 4G and Galaxy Tab 10.1, that a jury last year found to infringe Apple’s patents,” Rosenblatt reports. “‘Samsung’s claim that it has discontinued selling the particular models found to infringe or design around Apple’s patents in no way diminishes Apple’s need for injunctive relief,’ Apple argued in yesterday’s filing. ‘Because Samsung frequently brings new products to market, an injunction is important to providing Apple the relief it needs to combat any future infringement by Samsung through products not more than colorably different from those already found to infringe.'”

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  1. The Judge may well not want to prove how ineffective the patent and judicial system is regarding the glacial pace of the legal process when compared to the speed of the marketplace.

  2. “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington said that Apple could tailor its request to focus on infringement of patents covering smartphone features, such as multitouch technology, that were at issue in the 2012 trial. The company can’t block Samsung products for infringing patented designs , according to the opinion.”

    I… I’m just… … what?!

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