From PC World: After Friday's sweeping victory by Apple in the months-long U.S. patent battle against Samsung, South Korea's largest electronics company said in a blog post Monday that its initial intent was to settle with the iPhone maker instead of going to court.
The Suwon-based company said the judge's final ruling remains and it will do its "utmost" until its argument is accepted.
"We trust that consumers and the market will side with those who prioritize innovation over litigation, and we will prove this beyond doubt," said the company's blog post.
The nine-person jury at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in San Jose, sided with Apple on almost every patent infringement claim against Samsung and awarded more than $1 billion in damages. Samsung's countersuit against the Cupertino-based company charging violation of its wireless-related patents was thrown out.
As Apple lawyers are expecting to increase the damage claims, Samsung is facing possible injunctions against sales of its Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the U.S. market including its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S III.
"Samsung's priority is to stop the injunction [against] Galaxy S III sales in the U.S. and to make sure [Apple's] design patents won't have an impact against the next Galaxy S4 that's scheduled for early next year," said Sun Tae Lee, an analyst with NH Securities and Investment, in Seoul. It has already requested removal of the temporary injunction against selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S.
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