Apple wants US court to ban eight Samsung products

Apple is asking a court to ban eight Samsung products which it claims are infringing its patents.

This is based on last week’s trial where the jury admitted not listening to Samsung’s evidence and wanting to punish the company because it was not American or created by Steve Jobs.

While Samsung is going to appeal, and Judge Lucy Kohl is possibly going to squash the jury’s verdict, Apple outlined its plan to deal with Samsung in the court room rather than in the marketplace.

From the list of 28 products it claimed infringed its patents, it has selected eight that it wants banned. These include the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S2 AT&T, the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, the Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, the Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, the Galaxy S Showcase, the Droid Charge and the Galaxy Prevail.

It is particularly keen to bury the Galaxy S 4G which the jury found had the most infringements. It was found to infringe two of Apple’s design patents, three utility patents, and two claims of trade dress.

Meanwhile Apple is going to ask Judge Kohl to increase the amount of damages it got from the jury. The jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion. The tame Apple Press seems to think that she is going to give Apple even more money, while saner minds think that she is going to have to overturn the jury verdict on the grounds that they ignored most of the evidence and appeared to have an agenda to punish Samsung.

Apple says this list is only “to address a portion of the immediate, ongoing irreparable harm that Apple is suffering” although no one can actually see that Apple is suffering much at all.

What is odd is that the list in this filing does not include the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a device that the jury found to infringe on three of Apple’s utility patents, but not Apple’s tablet design patent.

Samsung filed to get a preliminary injunction against the device dissolved. Separately from this filing, Apple said that it still wants the 4G version of the tablet included in bans, saying it was not “colorably different,” from the infringing devices.

In other words it is using the jury’s verdict to attack other Samsung products which have been adapted to avoid Apple’s patent claims without having to prove it in court.