Samsung was previously found to infringe on a number of Apple’s patents relating to their iPhone in the US, the company recently agreed to pay $548 million of the damages awarded to Apple.
Now US district Judge Lucy Koh, who has dealt with the cases between the two companies over the last few years has decided to ban sales of some Samsung handsets in the US.
The devices in questions are mainly older devices that are no longer available and the cover the Admire, galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Stratosphere.
Judge Lucy Koh had previously refused to ban the devices instead awarding Apple over $1 billion in damages, you can see an excerpt from here recent ruling below.
“The court finds that Apple will suffer irreparable harm if Samsung continues to use its use of the infringing features, that monetary damages cannot adequately compensate Apple for this resulting irreparable harm, and that the balance of equities and public interest favor entry of a permanent injunction,”
The fact that the majority of these devices are older handsets that are no longer sold will have little impact on Samsung’s smartphone business in the US.