Samsung Faces Tough Odds Against Apple's Sales Ban Bid

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc.'s Monday bid to bar sales of several Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. devices after a jury sided with the iPhone maker in its patent trial could spur a broader debate over the idea of "commercially essential" patents, but Samsung will be fighting an uphill battle to stave off an injunction it argues would kill competition.

On the heels of its near-total victory in Friday's verdict, Apple said it would seek a preliminary injunction on eight Samsung product models that the jury concluded infringed a number...
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