Apple Seeking Preliminary Injunction Against Infringing Samsung Devices

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 27/08/2012 by Chris Hauk


Following its massive court victory over Samsung, Apple is seeking a preliminary injunction against the devices that were found to be infringing on their patents. Apple is citing “irreparable harm” if the units stay on sale.


 Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh scheduled a hearing for Sept. 20 to discuss Apple’s proposal for a preliminary injunction against the devices a jury found to be infringing on numerous design and software patents. The ruling amounted to a nearly $1.05 billion windfall in damages for Apple.

Judge Koh has said Apple must file its proposal on August 29. Samsung will be granted two weeks to draft a response, it will be due September 12.

Kevin Johnson, an attorney for Samsung, said two weeks is not enough to prepare the necessary documents to rebut the injunction motion, adding that the request for more time is just about “decency.”

The companies offered differing view of the trial’s outcome. Apple claimed the ruling is a message saying “Stealing isn’t right,” As you would expect, Samsung’s opinion was a bit more sour, saying the result “should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer.”


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