updated 11:15 pm EDT, Fri August 24, 2012
Hearing set for September 20
Following a jury verdict that found Samsung guilty of patent infringement in a high-profile lawsuit filed by Apple, the court is preparing to consider a potential sales ban a number of the Korean company's mobile devices. After the jury was dismissed, Judge Lucy Koh quickly transitioned to the subject of injunction hearings to determine which, if any, devices will be affected by the case.
Lawyers representing Apple have asked for the process to be expedited, considering the "irreparable harm" caused by Samsung's patent infringement. Judge Koh agreed to the request, asking Apple to submit its injunction filings by August 29 ahead of the formal hearing.
Samsung objected to having just 14 days to respond to Apple's filing, citing the large amount of evidence in this particular case. Judge Koh declined to provide more time, however, due to the court's busy schedule.
A ban could affect a wide range of devices, though the case was limited to aging models rather than Samsung's latest devices. The company still faces a damage award that exceeds $1 billion and could rise if the court decides to triple the amount due to willful infringement.
The injunction hearing has been scheduled for September 20, however Samsung has vowed to continue the fight.