Apple seeking ban on all patent infringing Samsung smartphones in the US

The next chapter of the (seemingly) never-ending legal wrangling between Samsung and Apple is here, and because it’s a holiday weekend when everyone has better things to do, Apple is tossing a few new requests into the ring. Based on the most recent verdict in Apple v. Samsung, Apple is attempting to seek a permanent injunction against any Samsung device that infringes upon its patents that could include current or future phones and tablets that Apple says are using its tech for things like slide-to-unlock and word prediction.

Considering the success rate of Apple’s attempted injunctions against Android OEMs, the chances of this going through seem negligible. Judge Lucy Koh has been reluctant to grant either Samsung or Apple any type of major win over the other, and the appeals courts have been even less friendly to either company.

With Google and Apple having announced that they will not be fighting each other in court, Apple’s disputes with Samsung may also soon be resolved. While the Galaxy brand has matured into a solid competitor to the iPhone, Apple believes that Samsung built its Galaxy line by ripping off the iPhone. Regardless, it doesn’t seem likely that the courts will play ball with Apple’s latest injunction filing but FOSS Patents has posted the documents if you’d enjoy Apple’s legal arguments for some weekend reading.

 

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Shaminder Pal Singh

I am a student by day and tech blogger by night. I try to bring to the public the latest and greatest news from the tech world!

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