After Apple asked the court to ban 8 Samsung smartphones found to infringe Apple patents, Samsung has now said that they will fight the ban with “all necessary measures.” This statement was given to the Wall Street Journal by Samsung on Tuesday.
Samsung can do a number of things to prevent the ban of its items such as filing to stop the injunction, appealing if the injunction is granted by Judge Koh, and modifying its products to not infringe on Apple’s patents.
In a filing yesterday, Apple asked the court to bar the sale of eight of Samsung’s smartphones, including the Galaxy SII lineup. Documents have revealed that these eight phones accounted for 1.3 billion dollars in sales in the first half of 2012.
These 8 smartphones account for the majority of the sales of the 28 included in the recent trial, with the total sales of the 28 phones ringing in at 1.5 billion dollars of sales in the U.S. during the first 6 months of 2012.
It should also be noted that Apple specifically targeted Samsung’s most profitable phones in the recent injunction request. The Galaxy S3 was not included in this trial as the fruit company has filed a separate complaint attempting to ban the sale of that item.