Will Samsung Smartphone Sales Be Banned in the U.S.? We Won’t Know Until Dec.
Judge Lucy Koh, who has been presiding over the Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement case, has moved the hearing from Sept. 20 to Dec. 6.
The news comes less than a week after a jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages for patent infringements, with a looming possibility that several Samsung devices might be banned from the U.S.
Another hearing, which will address Samsung’s efforts to lift the sales ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, is still set for Sept. 20.
Although Samsung was found guilty of infringement related to 28 devices, many of which are no longer sold in the U.S., Apple said in a filing that it “has tailored this list to address a portion of the immediate, ongoing, irreparable harm that Apple is suffering.”
Samsung has since issued a statement saying that the ruling will “lead to fewer choices, less innovation and potentially higher prices” and will be “a loss for the American consumer.”
Do you think there will or should be a ban on Samsung smartphone sales in the U.S.? What do you think a ban would do to the mobile market?