This is why Samsung and HTC will migrate to Windows 8 Phone Platform....
Back in August 2012, the jury ruled in favor of AAPL, awarding Apple some $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung for infringing on its utility and design patents covering the iPhone and the iPad. Although the trial is not over — Judge Koh could decide to throw out some or all of the jury’s decision, — the verdict represents a substantial victory for Apple and its claims that Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets copied key elements of Apple’s flagship products.
Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs famously decried Android as a “stolen product,” and although Apple’s suit was specifically against Samsung, in some ways the South Korean company served as stand-in for the entire Android ecosystem, representing not just fellow phone makers like HTC, Asus, LG, and Sony, but also Google itself.
The jury’s decision doesn’t mean Apple has killed Android "yet". However, Android device makers are going to have to think carefully about their products going forward — and Samsung is probably going to suffer a setback in the U.S. market.
Will Samsung’s Android phones disappear from the market?
Maybe some of them. Assuming the California jury’s decision of favor of Apple stands, Apple’s next logical move will be to seek import bans on Samsung devices that the jury has found to be violating its patents. That’s a lot of products — including the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II smartphones offered by a variety of U.S. carriers.
AND today, Samsung Electronics (005930) Co. lost a bid to delay a new trial over damages for some its products found by a U.S. jury in August to have infringed Apple Inc. patents.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, refused today to grant the Suwon, South Korea-based company’s request to put the damages trial on hold while a U.S. appeals court weighs Samsung’s challenge to the validity of the iPhone maker’s patents.
Apple, seeking to streamline the new trial so it can begin in September, or earlier, argued that Samsung has “dragged its feet at every turn” in an attempt to delay its start, according to a court filing.
Koh ordered the new trial on damages last month at the same time as she cut $450.5 million from last year’s $1.05 billion jury award against Samsung. She said the jury based its award for 14 Samsung products on an incorrect legal theory. The judge today cut one product from the group.
SO you see folks, Samsung is in hot waters with APPL and Mr. Softy can really save their ....