Samsung demonstrates that the company is not going down without a fight. While Apple attempts to get a ban on the sale of Samsung's smartphones in the U.S. Samsung said Tuesday it would fight Apple with "all necessary measures."
After winning a jury verdict for patent infringement against Samsung in a U.S. court last week, Apple AAPL +1.84% on Monday asked the presiding judge for a permanent injunction against the eight phones that accounted for most Samsung's U.S. smartphone revenue in the first six months of the year.
Apple told Judge Lucy Koh that it reserves the right to pursue permanent injunctions banning the sale of all 28 devices that the jury on Friday found to violate Apple's intellectual property. Judge Koh will rule on the request on Sept. 20.
It called the eight phones a "tailored" list of Samsung products "to address a portion of the immediate, ongoing irreparable harm that Apple is suffering," according to the filing.
Samsung responded in South Korea on Tuesday with a one sentence press statement. "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market," it said.
Samsung has already begun to discuss with wireless carriers the possibilities of modifying and removing certain components of the company's products in order to keep them for sale in the U.S. market.
Samsung has said it has workarounds for two patents related to software features.
The phones that Apple included on its list for a sales ban don't include the newest products in Samsung's lineup, Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III, which weren't part of the just-ended court case. Apple is seeking a sales ban on the Galaxy S III in another case in the U.S.
The Samsung products on Apple's injunction list are Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II AT&T,T -0.22% Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II T-Mobile, Galaxy S II Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.
Together, those phones accounted for $1.3 billion in Samsung's U.S. sales during the first six months of the year, according to records in the California court case. Including the 20 other models involved in the court case, Samsung had $1.5 billion in U.S. sales.
If Judge Koh does rule in favor of Apple again, the ban on Samsung's products will not be to dire to the company's profits as has a strong diversified business position and substantial financial cushion to absorb the cash damages.