An Apple IPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy S are seen in this illustration photo (Photo : Reuters)
**Update** 5:05 p.m. EDT - Apple did not include the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the list of products it wants banned in the U.S., to the jury. The products it wants banned include: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
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In light of Apple's recent patent victory over Samsung, the possibility that certain Samsung products may no longer be sold in the United States including the Samsung Galaxy S3 gives Apple an open window to raise the price of the iPhone 5 above its originally intended retail tag.
Such behavior would not be uncommon in a market where competition has been whittled down. Yet, the court has not decisively excluded any Samsung products from being sold in the US just yet. A hearing on September 20th will determine whether or not Samsung's patent infringing technology will be banned and with it, its flagship smartphones.
While a freeze on Samsung's technology would cause a noticeable financial hiccup for the company, ZDNET argues that the industry giant has enough of a grip on the international market to sustain itself regardless of any setbacks in the US.
"The longer-term impact [of the court decision] may be limited as Samsung has already been re-designing smartphones since Apple filed its patent claims in April 2011," said Deutsche Bank analyst Seunghoon Han.
The site reports that the US accounts for only 20 percent of Samsung's smartphone shipments. As a result, the precedent set by the court's ruling may have a more far-reaching effect than losing access to the American market.
Barclays analyst SC Bae writes, "If Samsung were to lose its EU and China markets, the impact would be critical. We believe that the U.S. verdict may impact negatively on the ongoing lawsuits in other regions to some degree; however the magnitude of the impact won't be significant given the conflict of the interests."
Bae explains, "For example, China, Japan and Taiwan have a number of smartphone manufacturers that could be directly affected by the result of the lawsuit."
Even if Samsung products are banned from sale in the U.S., there is sure to be a series of appeals that will postpone the enforcement of the ruling.
ZDNet reports that the Galaxy S3 could be banned in the U.S. but also states that the design is quite different compared to the S2, which according the lawsuit verdict, infringed on Apple's patent designs.,
CNN on the other hand mentions several products facing a ban including the Galaxy S2 and the Nexus S 4G, but makes no mention of the Galaxy S3.