Apple has now identified eight of Samsung’s devices that it wants to have banned from sale in the US following its patent victory last week. But while the jury in Apple’s court case against Samsung said Samsung had willfully infringed in most cases, Apple has apparently focused its attention on devices that are mostly unavailable in the US already.
Apple’s list of devices it wants to ban, published on Monday afternoon, is as follows:
- Galaxy S 4G
- Galaxy S2 AT&T
- Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
- Galaxy S2 T-Mobile
- Galaxy S2 Epic 4G
- Galaxy S Showcase
- Droid Charge
- Galaxy Prevail
Some devices in the Galaxy S2 series can still be purchased for free or cheap through certain carriers—for example, AT&T currently offers the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket as a refurbished model for $9.99 (with two-year contract). T-Mobile still allows users to buy a Galaxy S2 for $150 (also with contract). But Samsung has come out with newer devices since the trial started last year; as such, the phones on the list are already on their way out in terms of popularity, so the impact of a ban may be minimal.
Earlier on Monday, Samsung published an internal memo to employees about last week’s verdict. The company vowed to continue its legal fight against Apple and said it plans to prove itself as the market leader. Apple issued its own memo declaring that “values have won,” but there’s plenty left to hash out after the court decision. The jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages—a number that has the potential to go up—and Samsung is currently in the process of filing its appeals.
Google also issued a statement related to the decision. The company argues that most of the alleged infringements aren’t related to the core part of Android, but said “[t]he court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims.” The company went on: “The mobile industry is moving fast and all players—including newcomers—are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don’t want anything to limit that.”