Samsung sales ban hearing will only take place in December

Samsung sales ban hearing will only take place in December

The Apple v Samsung trial may now (finally) be over, but there's still the matter of Apple's attempts to get its rival's products banned based on that verdict to look forward to.

And everyone's favourite legal celeb Judge Lucy Koh has just announced the date for when those follow-up legal proceedings will take place: December 6.

That's quite a long way from the September scenario most of us were expecting, but while the two companies will indeed be appearing in court again on September 20, that will only be to decide whether to lift the existing ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 given the ruling that it doesn't infringe on Apple's design patents after all.

The big win for Apple, however, is in the smartphone department, and following the decision to award the company a huge $1bn in damages Apple now wants eight Samsung phones banned from sale altogether.

Having such a hearing take place only in December will largely draw the sting from whatever decision is actually reached on the matter, since Samsung will have had plenty of time to replace the affected handsets, many of which will be near end-of-life anyway.

That won't be the bitter rivals' only appearance in the courts over the next few months, either. For full details, check out the latest post-trial schedule (PDF).

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 10:35

Great, this is still going to be "news" in 2013...

Can't we just agree the jury made ridiculous decisions, the i9000 and Tab 10.1 variants can be banned because they're blatant copies, the other devices should be left well alone as they're no more like Apple's products than any other phone and Apple and Samsung should leave each other alone for good? Too sensible? I thought so...

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 13:52

The delay until Xmas may actually work better for Apple than having the hearing NOW... Consumer psyche mixed with Xmas shopping... Add new iPhone in Sept/Oct...

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 14:18

BGR quote an American phone reseller company saying, sales of Samsung phones have gone up by 50%. That is phones people are getting rid off!
Jumping ship? Maybe it's in anticipation of the new iPhone, or maybe they upgrade to other Samsung devices? The hike, allegedly, started right after the verdict, though...

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 16:08

BGR quote an American phone reseller company saying, sales of Samsung phones have gone up by 50%. That is phones people are getting rid off!
Jumping ship? Maybe it's in anticipation of the new iPhone, or maybe they upgrade to other Samsung devices? The hike, allegedly, started right after the verdict, though...

BGR? Pass the salt, please.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 29, 2012 at 16:11

BGR quote an American phone reseller company saying, sales of Samsung phones have gone up by 50%. That is phones people are getting rid off!
Jumping ship? Maybe it's in anticipation of the new iPhone, or maybe they upgrade to other Samsung devices? The hike, allegedly, started right after the verdict, though...

BGR? Pass the salt, please.

He likey the Apple, eh ;)

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