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Apple moves to ban 8 Samsung products

After being awarded $1.05 billion [JURIST report] by a jury last week for patent infringement, Apple filed a motion with the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Monday asking it to block eight Samsung products from being produced and sold in the US. The eight products Apple asked the court to ban [AP report] from the market are all smartphones: the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail. Meanwhile, Samsung has filed a motion [text] asking the same court to dissolve a preliminary injunction it granted in June against the production and sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, claiming that the jury's verdict found that the tablet did not infringe on Apple's design patent. That verdict, however, did find that Samsung violated three other software patents. Samsung also asked that the court retain Apple's bond until it is calculated how much in damages Samsung suffered because of the preliminary injunction. Following the jury verdict last week, the court scheduled a hearing on request for injunction for September 20.

Last week's jury verdict concluded more than a year of patent infringement litigation between the companies. Earlier this month, a federal judge denied Apple's motion [JURIST report] to sanction Samsung for releasing to the media evidence that the judge had excluded from trial. Last month, the court also issued a preliminary injunction [JURIST report] against the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the US after it found that Apple was likely to succeed on the merits of its patent infringement claim. This came after a federal appeals court in May partially reversed [JURIST report] a district court's decision not to grant Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy products. The original patent suit was brought by Apple [JURIST report] in April of last year.

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