We believe that Samsung is likely to make software modifications to devices to work around the patented software features in question. For devices that infringe on design patents, we believe those devices may no longer be sold in the U.S.; however, it does not appear that newer devices, including the Galaxy SIII are impacted. Net-net, we do not believe Samsung will see any meaningful interruption, likely only minor interruption, in device sales in the U.S.
In a sign that he might be right, and Samsung is prepping a response to offset the PR and monetary damages for itself and Android as a whole, its president has gathered the troops in an emergency meeting with attorneys and PR specialists on Sunday. The Korea Times reports that a senior exec has called the verdict "the absolutely worst case scenario for us", which requires the highest level of attention, heading into that meeting.