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Apple reveals 8 Samsung devices it wants banned in U.S. — focusing on Galaxy S II

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Following its decisive victory over Samsung on Friday, Apple today filed a notice (PDF link) with the Federal District Court in San Jose, Calif. detailing the Samsung devices it wants banned from sale in the U.S.

Apple is only focusing on eight Samsung for the injunction, according to the notice, even though the trial jury found that most of Samsung’s 28 devices presented in the case infringed on Apple’s patents. In particular, Samsung’s Galaxy S2 is being targeted.

Here are all the Samsung devices Apple is seeking an injunction for:

  • Galaxy S 4G
  • Galaxy S2 (AT&T)
  • Galaxy S2 Skyrocket
  • Galaxy S2 (T-Mobile)
  • Galaxy S2 Epic 4g (Sprint)
  • Galaxy S Showcase
  • Droid Charge
  • Galaxy Prevail

Many of the Samsung devices shown in court are no longer on sale in the U.S. anyway, so it wouldn’t have made sense for Apple to bring them up for its injunction request.

Judge Lucy Koh has scheduled the injunction hearing for the Apple v. Samsung trial for September 20. Samsung will have a chance to respond to Apple’s injunction request some time before then.

As you can see in the chart below, Apple has broken down exactly how each of these devices infringes on its patents or trade dress design. The Galaxy S 4G is the worst culprit, infringing on Apple’s D’677 and D’305 design patents (which cover the front of the iPhone and its icon grid), utility patents, and trade dress (which refers to the look and feel of Apple’s iPhone).

Even though this injunction request won’t affect Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone if it’s approved, it could still be a pain for Samsung, as the Galaxy S II remains a good deal for bargain hunters. Boost Mobile recently announced the Galaxy S II for its prepaid network, and it could end up being the ideal prepaid phone for other carriers as well if Apple doesn’t get its wish.

Via The Verge