Thursday, 23 January 2014
Apple (AAPL) Seeks Fresh Ban on Samsung Products
Apple (AAPL) yesterday renewed its request for a ban on the sale of Samsung's (SSNLF) products in the US. The fresh bid claims that Samsung’s newer offerings are very similar to previous ones, which were previously found to be in violation of several technologies patented by Apple.
The Cupertino-based company asked US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose to ban the sale of more than 20 of Samsung’s smartphones and tablets, including the Galaxy S 4G and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which it says continues to infringe on Apple's patents. Koh had rejected Apple's request for an outright ban on sales, but a federal appeals Court’s ruling on November 18 in favor of Apple allowed the company to pursue an injunction on some of its rival's products.
In its fresh bid Apple has alleged that it needs to protect itself from future infringements: “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.”