In response to Judge Koh's verdict, Samsung said in a statement that the court's ruling "will not impact American consumers", because the handsets that have been banned are the company's older smartphones.
Samsung was still ordered to pay the "total profit" of its infringing Galaxy products to Apple, making up the profit Apple lost in sales to Samsung Galaxy devices.
Commenting on the verdict, Samsung claimed that Apple has abused the judicial system and created a bad legal precedent.
According to Bloomberg, Apple and Samsung are two giants that make up about a third of the total smartphones in the world. The Devices that are banned from selling are the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S3, and Stratosphere. Google Inc., HTC Corp., LG Electronics Inc. and Rackspace Hosting Inc. backed Samsung in its arguments, arguing that a victory for Apple could allow patent owners to unfairly leverage their intellectual property for competitive gain.
The recent ruling will be enforced in 30 days. A jury then found that Samsung also infringed two other patents, including one that covered the slide-to-unlock feature, and awarded Apple damages of US$119.6 million for all infringed patents.
In the end, Judge Koh's ruling doesn't mean retailers need to pull any Samsung devices from their shelves, and the average consumer won't even know an injunction is in place.
"Secondly, as FOSS Patents" Florian Mueller notes, the patents that Samsung is seen as infringing upon have big problems of their own.
The patents fights not only forced companies to change the design and features in their phones - Samsung made subtle changes in its subsequent phones - it also led to a sort of patent arm race in the industry.
"The [Federal Circuit's decision] interprets Section 289 to expand the exclusive right granted by a design patent well beyond the powers granted to Congress by the Progress Clause". The original damage amounted to $1.08 billion, but after several retrials and appeals through the Court of Appeals for the Federal Court (CAFC), the settlement amount was lowered to $548 million. This probably won't be the last we hear of this on-going legal battle either as Samsung recently tried to escalate its case to the Supreme Court.