The current raging battle between Samsung and Apple has become a hotspot and other companies are getting involved in it too. The first among the third parties to worm its way into the legal mess is none other than Verizon, which has filed a request with the court, which if granted will flush out the injunction Apple is seeking on the ban of sales of Samsung products including Infuse, Galaxy S, the Droid Charge and the signature Galaxy Tab 10.1. The permission has been filed by the wireless carrier in the Northern California’s court of the United States District Court system.
The main reason why Verizon seems interested in this legal proceeding is because the ban on Samsung’s products will cause a dent in the network carrier’s revenues, especially because a majority of its contractual deals carry Samsung devices. Legally, Verizon is arguing that this ban will also slow down the economy and stop essential services to existing users of the Samsung devices and even hinder the spread of the carrier’s LTE network.
The current brief that Verizon has filed is concerned only with one among the four claims of infringement that Apple levied on Samsung but it is evident that Verizon will try anything to see Samsung emerge victorious from the other claims as well. Verizon has played an important role in the rise of Android in the United States and this legal mess will certainly be detrimental to it. As far as users are concerned, the sooner it goes away, the better.