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Court rejects Apple’s demands of permanently banning Samsung devices in the U.S.

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Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple’s request to ban the allegedly infringing Samsung devices in the U.S. The judge ruled against the Cupertino giant citing lack of proper evidence to prove that its patents failed to “drive consumer demand” for Samsung devices.

The two companies have been fighting it out in the courtrooms over patent infringement claims since the days of the iPhone 3GS. The two giants of the industry have met on several occasions to settle and come to a mutual agreement, but have failed repeatedly.

The only respite for Apple is that a court recently ordered Samsung to pay them $929.8 million in damages over patent infringement allegations. Apple is expected to add several new Samsung devices to its fresh patent suit including the Galaxy S III from 2012. Although a ban on the Galaxy S III would hardly impact Samsung, the Korean manufacturer wouldn’t want to sit back and let that happen.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Via: Phone Dog

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  1. I agree with Brad, it wasn’t really a big deal. And I’m not an Apple fan either. I’ve been a loyal Android user for years. But if you compare the first iPhone with the early Samsung smartphones, you’ll see how similar they all are to the iPhone. There is some credibility to Apple’s claims if you ask me.

  2. To be honest, it wasn’t a lot of money in the eyes of big corporations. To be honest, to Samsung it was probably like losing a dollar. In the scheme of things, it really wasn’t much.

  3. This is great news. While I’m sure Apple would love to have a monopoly on the market, Samsung phones add an extra edge of competition to the market, which ultimately helps boost the economy.

  4. I think it’s just crazy that Samsung has to pay Apple so much money for the so-called patent infringement. I do have to say that I am glad the court rejected banning all Samsung phones. I happen to really like them. I’m not much of an Apple fan.

  5. Its not like you can bribe the law and get it in favor of you every single time. With Apple winning so many times against Samsung, I’m serious starting to consider that there might be something more to these cases than meets the eye.

  6. I think this is too much. Apple should not demand a permanent banning of Samsung devices. Samsung is anyway paying almost a billion. Banning would just reduce the competition to Apple’s iPhone to a very great extent.

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