Apple sued Samsung in 2011 and Samsung counter sued for infringement of design patents. Apple Inc Claimed that Samsung infringed 7 patents out of which 4 are design patents and 3 are software patents. Apple Sought $ 2.5 billion against Samsung and Samsung demanded approx. $ 400 million by claiming that apple infrienged it’s five patents.
The dispute started with release of Samsung galaxy smart phones in year 2010, which was suspected as a copy of iPhone (Apple’s Product). Galaxy became a tough competitor for iPhone. Recently Apple Inc won $1.05 billion form Samsung for infringement of design patents.
As jury’s decision announced that Samsung has willing fully infringed Apple’s seven patents. Apple wants to ban 8 Samsung Phones in U.S. The list is as follows: Galaxy S 4G, AT&T Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
Samsung is planning to appeal, Samsung says that due to this choices for consumers will be restricted as “fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices” .
Sources: http://www.thehindu.com/business/companies/article3820137.ece ; http://mashable.com/2012/08/28/apple-samsung-ban-brief/