Apple Avoided Ban on Sale of iPhone in Korea.
2012/10/12 By Kim In-soon
Apple’s iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPad and iPad2 avoided sales ban in Korea. The 12th Civil Court of the Seoul Central District Court announced on October 11 that it accepted Apple’s request that the prohibition of the sale of the products be lifted.
“The request for the stay of execution was accepted on condition that Apple pays five billion won in deposit in court,” said chief prosecuting attorney Kim Hyun-suk, adding, “The ban on sale and order for disposal of the four models will be suspended until the appellate judgment.”
Back in August, the Seoul Central District Court ruled that Apple had infringed on two of the mobile communication patents of Samsung Electronics while Samsung had violated a design patent of Apple as well. Both companies appealed against the first ruling last month.