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