Samsung Electronics and Apple must decide whether they want to execute injunctions against each other's products after a ruling by a Korean court.
In Korea, older models of Apple and Samsung smartphones are likely to be banned as early as this week.
The Seoul Central District Court on Friday sent a copy of the ruling and a court order for injuctions to both Samsung and Apple, a spokesman said Monday. The affected products include Apple's iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, and iPad 2, as well as Samsung's Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The products will be banned once Apple Korea and Samsung ask the court to execute the injunctions.
Consumers are unlikely to experience much inconvenience because most of the products are old models and the inventory being sold by mobile providers is exempt from the ban, industry insiders say.
The two electronics giants will probably not even ask the court to execute the injunctions since it would have so little effect.
Meanwhile, Apple on Monday asked the Northern District Court of California to delay lifting an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet PC in the U.S. market. The gadget was banned at Apple's request, but after the jury verdict there late last month, Samsung asked the court to lift the injunction.
Apple asked the court to put off a decision until it reviews the ban on a total of eight Samsung smartphone models, including the Galaxy S, in December.
Earlier, the court said it would decide on Sept. 20 whether to ban the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and on Dec. 6 whether to ban the eight models.
In their verdict on Aug. 24, the U.S. jurors concluded that the Galaxy 10.1 did not violate Apple's design patent but Samsung smartphones did.