Looking forward, many experts think companies may have to design around Apple's patents; looking backward, Apple says eight such devices should be banned from U.S. markets.
On Monday -- one business day removed from a $1 billion verdict in its favor over patent infringement by Samsung -- Apple has listed products that should be kept from American shelves:
- Galaxy S 4G
- Galaxy S2 AT&T
- Galaxy S2
- Galaxy S2 T-Mobile
- Galaxy S2 Epic 4G
- Galaxy S Showcase
- Droid Charge
- Galaxy Prevail
A judge will decide this issue later, according to the Associated Press.
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The jury in Apple vs Samsung sided with the Cupertino-based company, and rejected counterclaims from Samsung that Apple copied its wireless properties. More than the fine, the ruling may indeed dent how companies can even compete with Apple in the mobile space.
And that reference to the Android-running "Droid Charge" phone is another shot across Google's bow in the Silicon Valley patent wars. More soon, assuredly...