Judge sets December date for Apple vs. Samsung injunction hearing

Even after a jury handed down a verdict in the Apple versus Samsung trial last week, the case is far from over.

The latest development comes courtesy of Judge Lucy Koh, who has set a 6 December hearing to allow Apple to argue its case for its requested injunctions, which could prove to be the more significant of its legal triumphs over Samsung.

The Cupertino-based company is after more than just damages in the form of the $1.05 billion (£663 million) awarded by the jury - Apple’s counsel is planning to pursue a swift, permanent ban on the import and sale of eight Samsung products, including the older Galaxy S2 and Droid Charge.

For its part, Samsung has said it intends to fight the possible ban and ensure that its devices remain on US shelves.

During the 6 December court date, Judge Koh will also hear Samsung’s motion to appeal the jury’s verdict.

"Having considered the scope of Apple's preliminary injunction request, the additional post-trial motions that the parties have already filed and will file, and the substantial overlap between the analysis required for Apple's preliminary injunction motion and the parties' various other posttrial motions, the Court believes consolidation of the briefing and hearing on the post-trial motions is appropriate," she wrote in a court filing, explaining her reasoning for consolidating both sides’ various motions and requests.

A hearing about preliminary injunctions has already been scheduled for 20 September and will hear Samsung’s appeal to revoke a sales ban against its Galaxy Tab 10.1, after the jury agreed the device did not violate the patent that led to the injunction.

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