Previously, it was found that Samsung violates a number of Apple’s patents relating to their iPhone. South Korean technology giant recently agreed to pay $ 548 million Apple financial compensation.
Now, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh, who was engaged in the examination of cases between the two companies over the past few years, has decided to ban sales of Samsung’s smartphones in the United States.
Basically, the limitations of old affected devices are no longer available. It Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and the Stratosphere.
Judge Lucy Koh previously refused to ban the sale of devices instead of Apple reimbursement of over $ 1 billion, but now the decision was changed.
The Court concludes that Apple will suffered irreparable harm if Samsung will continue to use the infringing features, and monetary compensation can not adequately compensate for Apple irreparable harm and the balance of shares and public interest goes in favor of the introduction of a permanent injunction.
The fact that most of these devices are old and no longer sold, it will have little impact on business in US Samsung.