Samsung Issues Single Sentence on Ban

Will do whatever it takes to keep its phones in your hands
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2012 7:34 AM CDT
Samsung Issues Single Sentence on Ban
The Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Yesterday, Apple filed papers asking a court to extend a ban on US sales of Samsung's cell version of the Galaxy. Samsung's response, issued today, required only a single sheet. "We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the US market," read the entirety of its press statement. A rep separately outlined the three routes Samsung could take: filing papers of its own in an attempt to stop the permanent injunction, appealing the injunction should it be granted, or tweaking its products.

A source tells the Wall Street Journal that the company has already made moves around the final option, talking to various wireless carriers about eliminating or altering infringing features in order to allow it to sidestep any ban. The eight phones named on Apple's injunction request brought in $1.3 billion in US sales for Samsung during the first two quarters of 2012. (Read more Samsung stories.)

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