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Samsung International Phones Removed from Apple vs Samsung

The legal battle rages on between Apple and Samsung. Apple made its arguments yesterday, with Samsung quickly arguing that the arguments weren’t substantial enough to be considered. Judge Lucy Koh thought otherwise. She decided that Apple’s case still has merit, but that certain smartphones should be removed from the lawsuit.

Judge Koh decided that since the lawsuit concerns Samsung’s US activity, the international versions of the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and the Galaxy Ace should be unaffected by the lawsuit and therefore removed them from the equation. Apple is still free to go after Galaxy S and Galaxy S II carrier variants in the US, as those make up the majority of Samsung’s US sales.

It’s Samsung’s turn at bat now and the South Korean-based company plans to argue that Apple’s designs aren’t wholly original. If Samsung wins, they won’t be held liable. If Apple wins, an expert witness for the company believes that Samsung may be liable for $2.5 billion in damages.

via Slash Gear

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