A jury in San Jose, Calif., on Friday ordered South Korea-based Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion for patent infringement on five mobile devices. On Monday, Apple refused to let its rival off the ropes, asking a judge in California to block the sale of eight Samsung phones in the U.S. The devices comprise the bulk of Samsung’s revenue in the States, according to The Wall Street Journal.
In response to the lawsuit, Samsung issued a one-sentence response:
“We will take all necessary measures to ensure the availability of our products in the U.S. market.”
A spokesperson for Samsung also outlined for WSJ the company’s options.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s social media presence in the U.S. is downright cheerful, even as some of its customers question how the ruling will affect them.
“When is my galaxy II going to be banned?” One consumer asked on Samsung’s Facebook page.” Are you going to continue to offer support?”