A customer tries the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone at a store in Seoul August 26, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won)
With the verdict having been handed down in Apple's favor in the recent Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement trial, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has set a date for the hearing over Apple's request to ban eight infringing Samsung products from the U.S. marketplace.
On December 6th of this year Koh will consider the request to ban the following Samsung products: the 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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At this time, Samsung will have the opportunity to request the jury's verdict be thrown out or, failing that, to file an appeal over the decision. Samsung has already said that it will appeal this matter up to the level of the Supreme Court if that's what it takes until the company feels that it receives a fair ruling.
Regarding the June 26th sales ban of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, Samsung is asking that it be lifted immediately as the jury found that it did not infringe upon any Apple patents. Koh has set a hearing date for September 20th to consider the request.
In other Apple-Samsung news, followers of the trial went bananas over rumors circulating the Internet that Samsung was going to attempt to pay the $1.05 billion in fines to Apple that the jury had mandated with trucks full of nickels.
The news, which was published in PaperBlog - amongst other outlets - told readers "Samsung tried to pay Apple its $1 billion fine by sending more than 30 trucks to Apple's headquarters loaded with 5-cent coins. Apple security was stunned. Apple chief executive Tim Cook then got a call from Samsung who told him this was how they were paying the billion-dollar fine." This bit of gossip has since been confirmed as a falsehood and the rumor has been put to rest.