An ITC judge wants Samsung to post a bond of 88% of its U.S. smartphone sales due to Apple’s patent case, reports “FOSS Patents” (http://tinyurl.com/cc3c8d7). The article says that Samsung also faces the following sanctions:
° An U.S. import ban that would enter into effect after the 60-day Presidential review period following a final ITC decision;
° Asimultaneous cease-and-desist order that would prohibit the sale of any commercially significant quantities of the imported infringing accused products in the United States (this remedy was denied against HTC);
° The requirement to post a bond of 88% of the value of all mobile phones, 32.5% of the value of all media players, and 37.6% of the value of all tablet computers found to infringe Apple’s patents-in-suit during the Presidential review period.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.