Apple has asked a federal judge to bar US sales of Samsung smartphones
and tablet computers in the blockbuster patent case involving the two
In a court filing in California, Apple said the
smartphones and tablets were found to have violated patents in a jury
trial held last year.
Apple renewed its bid for a permanent
injunction on sales of a number of Samsung products after an appeals
court decision last month cleared the way for a new hearing on the
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In the latest filing dated Thursday, Apple's attorneys
wrote that the court "previously concluded that Samsung's sale of
infringing products has irreparably harmed Apple."
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added that the appeals court decision "makes clear that the record
evidence collectively demonstrates a sufficient 'causal nexus'
between Samsung's infringement and the irreparable harm to Apple."
Apple added that "money damages are not an adequate remedy for Samsung's infringement of these patents."
US firm is seeking a ban on Samsung's smartphone models Captivate,
Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Fascinate, Galaxy Ace,
Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S, Galaxy S 4G, Gem, Indulge, Infuse, Mesmerize,
Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Vibrant,Transform and three versions of the
Galaxy S II.
Bans are also being sought on the Galaxy Tab and Tab 10.1 tablets.
request does not affect the newest Samsung devices, which were not at
issue in the trial because of the fast product cycles in the industry.
South Korean firm, the world's biggest maker of smartphones, has been
ordered to pay Apple more than $900 million after a retrial on some of
the issues in the case.
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But the case, one of several being played
out in courts and administrative agencies around the world, has not
dented sales of Samsung, which has vaulted ahead of Apple in many
markets around the world.