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Apple Puts 8 Samsung Phones On Its Hit List

Publication Date: 
August 28, 2012
Source: 
USA Today
Author: 
Scott Martin

Rock Center Fellow Vivek Wadhwa talks with USA Today's Scott Martin on whether Apple will go after Google in court following it's win against Samsung.

In the wake of its legal victory, Apple on Monday wasted no time in naming eight Samsung smartphones it now wants the court to order pulled from stores and banned from the U.S.

Apple's move came as Samsung shares closed down 7.5% in South Korea on the first trading day after a federal jury in San Jose late Friday found the electronics giant infringed upon Apple patents with its devices that run Google's Android software. Shares of rival handset maker HTC, which likewise uses Android, slipped 1.9% in Taiwan. And shares of Google sank 1.4% to close at $669.22 in the U.S.

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And Samsung's troubles inevitably will turn into costs for consumers, says Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Stanford Law School.

Still to be seen is whether Apple will go directly after Google in court. "My prediction is that's next," says Wadhwa. Meanwhile, the expected Samsung appeal to the federal court of appeals in Washington, D.C., could take a year or more to play out.