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Hearing for Ban on Samsung Phones Set for December 6

By - Source: AllThingsD | B 27 comments

Originally set for September 20, the court date has now been pushed to December.

Last Friday, Apple was handed a win in its patent infringement battle against Samsung and the company wasted no time in identifying the Samsung devices it hopes to see banned in the United States. Earlier this week, the Cupertino-based company listed a total of eight phones that it was seeking to have banned as a result of the ruling.

Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Prevail were all named by Apple in a filing submitted on Monday. Out of the eight, the Galaxy S 4G was deemed the most offensive, violating two design patents, three utility patents, and two claims of trade dress.

All Things D reports that Apple has been handed a December 6 court date for its request for injunction against the devices listed above. Though the hearing had originally been set for September 20, this date will now deal with the preliminary injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which has been in place since June. Friday's judgement ruled that the tablet did not infringe upon Apple-owned patents, so Samsung is now aiming to have that injunction lifted.

Such a late hearing set for Apple's request for injunction against the eight Samsung devices it says infringes upon its patents will mean less of an impact for Samsung if Apple is successful. As All Things D points out, most of the devices are older phones. As more time passes and new phones are released, such a ban becomes less harmful.

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  • 23 Hide
    subaru41 , August 29, 2012 4:20 PM
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/5195630_460s.jpg

    Apple is the biggest hypocrite. I sure hope Motorola's Lawsuit is able to ban Apple sales in the US.
  • 20 Hide
    sheepsnowadays , August 29, 2012 4:11 PM
    AAAAHHH APPLE I HATE YOU, I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE SUPPORT YOUR ICRAP.
  • 17 Hide
    back_by_demand , August 29, 2012 4:36 PM
    Maybe this time the jury of 12 "honest" people won't consist of 6 people who work for Apple and 6 Korean War veterans
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  • 20 Hide
    sheepsnowadays , August 29, 2012 4:11 PM
    AAAAHHH APPLE I HATE YOU, I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE SUPPORT YOUR ICRAP.
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    belardo , August 29, 2012 4:13 PM
    Yep... this would almost like having ban put in place against the Apple iPhone 3GS. A $1 phone.

    I looked at all of these phones... I'm really not seeing an iPhone in these.
  • 23 Hide
    subaru41 , August 29, 2012 4:20 PM
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/5195630_460s.jpg

    Apple is the biggest hypocrite. I sure hope Motorola's Lawsuit is able to ban Apple sales in the US.
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    freggo , August 29, 2012 4:21 PM
    Ah St Nikolas day. Well, let's see who will get his wishes fulfilled.
    So far, it seems, Apple's court room success was more of a Pyrrhic victory.
  • 17 Hide
    back_by_demand , August 29, 2012 4:36 PM
    Maybe this time the jury of 12 "honest" people won't consist of 6 people who work for Apple and 6 Korean War veterans
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    leakingpaint , August 29, 2012 4:48 PM
    You know initially I was blaming Apple...but Apple aren't the idiots - the courts are...
  • 9 Hide
    waxdart , August 29, 2012 4:49 PM
    Well I'd hope the Korean War veterans understand they were fighting north Korea, China and communism.
  • 8 Hide
    gggplaya , August 29, 2012 5:45 PM
    My wife has an epic 4G, i wonder what would happen if sprint had to replace it under warranty? Could they still honor it?
  • 12 Hide
    rooket , August 29, 2012 6:30 PM
    I threw my iPhone 4s and my 15" macbook pro in the e-waste recycling bin after I heard this verdict. No more apple for me.
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    nuvon , August 29, 2012 7:05 PM
    @rooket

    Instead of throwing them out, can I have your 4S and MacBook Pro? I don't mind paying for the shipping :) 
  • 8 Hide
    COLGeek , August 29, 2012 7:13 PM
    This is not an Apple or Samsung issue, rather a legal one. Also, this process is far from over.
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    jerm1027 , August 29, 2012 7:15 PM
    subaru41http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.n [...] 0_460s.jpgApple is the biggest hypocrite. I sure hope Motorola's Lawsuit is able to ban Apple sales in the US.

    In that case, I'm kinda hoping Google gets dragged in this. Between suing there own manufacturers and Motorola's patent portfolio, Apple is really shooting themselves in the foot. With a .50 cal... AE round.
  • 15 Hide
    back_by_demand , August 29, 2012 7:43 PM
    robochumpI support Apple...Apple haters flood me with your thumbs down. Hope you feel better

    Much better, here you go!
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    sheepsnowadays , August 29, 2012 7:55 PM
    robochumplol...calling BS. You Apple haters are a funny lot! my MBP is easily the best, most reliable laptop I ever used.


    You forgot to mention the most expensive laptop as well. Yes Macs are about as simple as the people that use them.
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    ricdiculus , August 29, 2012 8:26 PM
    back_by_demandMuch better, here you go!


    +100 - Made me feel better, anyway.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , August 29, 2012 9:21 PM
    leakingpaintYou know initially I was blaming Apple...but Apple aren't the idiots - the courts are...

    Don't know why you got all the thumbs down lol your statement is totally accurate. Its the our legal system that allows frivolous patent lawsuits, Apple is just taking advantage of it.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , August 29, 2012 9:21 PM
    robochumplol...calling BS. You Apple haters are a funny lot! my MBP is easily the best, most reliable laptop I ever used.

    Your a funny lot... overpaying for mediocre hardware
  • 6 Hide
    Anonymous , August 29, 2012 9:36 PM
    Apple and foxconn are gonna jump off the roof together on this one
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