After Apple‘s huge patent victory over Samsung last week, the Cupertino manufacturer was quick to exercise its newly-acquired powers by demanding to have eight of Samsung’s more reputable smartphones pulled from the US market, including the ever-popular Galaxy S2.
Samsung will have to act fast to prevent Apple’s actions from doing some serious damage to their handset sales, as the US is one of the world’s most lucrative smartphone markets.
A spokersperson for the Korean phone giant said that the company could do one of several things. “We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market,” he said.
One of the things Samsung could do is appeal the ban, but given the fairly decisive verdict in the case, this would probably achieve little.
Another option is for Samsung to remove the infringing features from their phones. According to them, two of the key patent infringements can be worked around, which they hope would assure the survival of the Galaxy S2 in the United States.
Judging by, well, the judge presiding over the case, Lucy Koh, Samsung are likely to have a hard time of their efforts. Koh previously banned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 before its patent trial even took place, only for it to later turn out that it didn’t infringe on any patents.