Apple was quick to try and take advantage of their verdict win in the monumental Apple vs. Samsung trial by putting forth a request for an injunction on 8 Samsung phones. Based on the original court schedule, these injunctions would have seen those requests to bear sometime in September.
Fortunately for Samsung however, Judge Lucy Koh wasn’t kidding when she said her schedule would be completely full following the multi-week trial. So due to Koh’s schedule and the sheer volume of motions and requests coming out of Samsung and Apple, she has issued a revised court schedule which won’t have the parties getting back together to discuss any injunctions until December 6th.
This is nothing but good news for Samsung as it gives them enough time to make adjustments to their product line as well as developing solutions for the 8 phones that are facing an injunction. In addition, Samsung’s only hearing they have upcoming in the near future happens to be regarding lifting the existing injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. That hearing will take place on September 20th and considering that was one of the few devices that was found not to infringe on Apple’s patents you have to like their chances.
If that effort is successful Samsung could be left with all of their products on the market through at least a healthy chunk of the holiday buying season and that prospect does not sit well with Apple. Considering how long in the tooth most of the infringing devices are it’s likely that in many cases they wouldn’t have been on sale beyond this holiday season regardless.
Unless somehow Samsung does manage to get this ruling thrown out this is still a cut and dry victory for Apple and I’m sure Samsung will be more than happy to take any small measure of success right about now.