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Date set for hearing over Samsung phone ban

  • Apple's legal motion to impose a sales injunction on certain Samsung mobile phones in the U.S. will now be heard in court in December.

    On Friday, a jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple more than $1 billion after ruling it had infringed several of the iPhone and iPad maker's patents.

    The judge had originally stated that Apple's request would be heard next month but now said that the hearing would take place on December 6.

    Apple wants eight Samsung smartphones banned, not including the South Korean firm’s current flagship handset, the Galaxy S3, which was not involved in the case.