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Apple seeks US ban on eight Samsung smartphones

List includes numerous best-selling models from the Galaxy range, though Samsung's latest models are unaffected

Apple has requested that eight Samsung smartphones be banned from sale in the US following its victory in the two companies' long-standing patent dispute yesterday.

The list was submitted to US District Judge Lucy Koh after jurors found that Samsung had infringed six of the seven Apple patents under scrutiny, awarding Apple more than $1 billion.

The list includes several models from Samsung's popular Galaxy range. However, its latest generation of devices will not be affected, significantly reducing any possible impact on sales.

Apple has also requested that a preliminary ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 be made permanent, despite the jury finding that the device didn't infringe the patent on which the initial ban was based.

Apple claims that 28 Samsung devices infringe on its patents, but the 8 targeted for a US sales ban are the Galaxy Prevail (its best-selling device in the US between 2010 and 2012, generating $378 million in revenue), the Galaxy S II Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II T-Mobile, Galaxy S Showcase, S II AT&T, S II Skyrocket, and the Droid Charge.

The list includes four of Samsung's eight best-selling phones from the last two years. Judge Koh has scheduled a hearing to decide the nature of the bans for September 20.

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