Fresh off its $1.05 billion court victory against Samsung Electronics Co., Apple Inc. has asked the judge who presided over the trial to ban the sales of eight Samsung smartphones.
Apple asked federal judge Lucy Koh to ban sales of the Galaxy S 4G, S2 AT&T, S2 Skyrocket, S2 T-Mobile, S2 Epic 4G, S Showcase, the Droid Charge and the Prevail, as reported by Bloomberg.
Apple made the request a few days after a jury awarded it more than $1 billion thanks to a finding that Samsung infringed six of seven Apple patents for mobile devices.
An injunction would be terrible timing for Samsung just ahead of the busy holiday season and represents a boon to Apple, which is expected to announce its sixth-generation iPhone next month.
A Samsung ban is likely to expand Apple's smartphone share in the U.S., Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley wrote in a daily letter to investors.
"We believe this verdict strengthens Apple's already strong competitive position in the smartphone and tablet markets ahead of upcoming key product launches such as the iPhone 5," he stated.
Last week's jury verdict also has dire consequences for other phone manufacturers who run Google's Android operating system, subjecting them to potential litigation from Apple.
The verdict could lead Samsung and other Android manufacturers to delay product launches, Walkley said, and it spells trouble for the owner of Android: Google.
"Google still has no clear way to protect its handset 'partners' in the legal arena, and in the end may have to somehow indemnify them all," Deutsche Bank Securities technology analyst Jonathan Goldberg wrote in a research note.
Commenting on the verdict's broader implications, Goldberg also noted "US wireless carriers will likely move this week to hedge their exposure to Android in the key Q4 season by taking a much closer look at what Microsoft's Windows Phone has to offer."