Just four years on, Apple has finally won a ban on the sale of Samsung devices that it claimed were infringing on its patents — the only problem is those devices are really old.
A judge today signed a court order formally banning the sale of nine Samsung devices:
- Samsung Admire
- Galaxy Nexus
- Galaxy Note
- Galaxy Note II
- Galaxy S II
- Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
- Galaxy S II Skyrocket
- Galaxy S III
Those devices are more than four years old now, and were at the center of a long-standing dispute with Samsung over the ‘slide to unlock’ feature, autocorrect and ‘data linking’ functionality.
The win also doesn’t apply to Samsung’s more modern devices, but it does likely set a precedent for further cases in the future.
Still, the victory is largely a symbolic one for Apple which has been fighting for years over what Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design officer, previously labeled as ‘lazy thieving.’
➤ Apple finally granted blockade on Samsung [The Register]