Apple seeks to ban eight Samsung smartphones

Company wants to stop sales of various Galaxy and Droid devices

Just three days after Apple Inc. beat Samsung Electronics Co. in a high-profile patent case, the famed California iPhone maker wasted no time in moving to block the sale of its South Korean rival’s infringing products.

On Friday, a jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages after determining that 28 Samsung smartphones and tablets infringed six of Apple’s patents for the iPhone and iPad. And yesterday, Apple submitted a filing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in which it seeks a preliminary injunction against eight Samsung products, including some of the company’s Galaxy and Droid smartphones. The eight devices present “immediate, ongoing irreparable harm” to Apple, according to the filing.

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