The Associated Press and Wall Street Journal report that Apple and Samsung have each been ordered to stop selling certain devices in South Korea, with a court ruling that Apple and Samsung have infringed on each other’s patents. The companies are also ordered to pay damages.
The ban affects some models of iPads and iPhones, but the AP was not specific on which ones are banned. We’ll update this article as we get more information.
Update: Bloomberg reports that the South Korean ruling says Apple infringed on two of Samsung’s patents, and Samsung infringed on one of Apple’s. The story also notes that Apple’s component orders make up about 9 percent of Samsung’s revenue, putting Apple at #1 on Samsung’s customer list.
The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Ramstad said on Twitter that most of the infringing products are no longer sold in South Korea, and that this likely will not affect other courtroom battles between the companies.
Apple, Samsung banned from selling some devices in South Korea (updated) originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.