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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated Judge Lucy Koh’s earlier denial of Apple’s request to ban 26 Samsung devices that infringed on its patent. The move will give Apple another chance to permanently halt the sales of these devices in the US.

Now the issue will be sent back to Koh’s court, where Apple’s lawyers will no longer have to prove that the patented features in Samsung’s products were the sole reason for driving sales, but only that there is some connection between the features and demand for Samsung devices…

The Wall Street Journal has more:

“The decision, by the Washington-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, handed a partial victory to Apple in a closely-watched legal battle in the smartphone patent wars.

The appeals court ruled unanimously that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, Calif., made errors last year when she denied Apple’s request for a court injunction against 26 Samsung products.

The court said parts of Judge Koh’s ruling against Apple were correct, but it said the judge should spend more time considering evidence offered by the iPhone maker to support arguments that Apple is being irreparably harmed by Samsung’s patent infringement.”

Apple has argued that Samsung deliberately copied its “revolutionary” iPhone that took it years and several billions of dollars in R&D and resources to build. Samsung, for its part, argues that monetary compensation [to Apple] should be adequate enough and a product ban isn’t warranted.

Speaking of compensation, the two companies are currently battling it out in court to determine the proper amount that Samsung must pay. The total awarded by a California jury last year was originally over $1 billion, but that amount was improperly cut in half this year, prompting a retrial.

  • Skrilla

    Not going to happen they make too much money from tax

  • Christopher

    Nice.

  • Patrick

    go Apple!!

  • RarestName

    (ಠ_ಠ)

  • thetomthebomb

    I wish they could ban all samsung products except TVs cause they SUCK!!!!!

    • Dan

      -.-

      • thetomthebomb

        You troll? I didn’t kno. It’s called an opinion ass hole.

      • Dan

        🙂

      • thetomthebomb

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      • Dan

        ..

      • Christopher

        Yes you do, that is why you keep trying to be funny. LOL

      • Christopher

        Dan, you are a Dumb ass trying to be funny. LOL

  • jamesdbailey

    “The total awarded by a California jury last year was originally over $1 billion, but that amount was improperly cut in half this year, prompting a retrial.”

    Not exactly. The jury award was reduced by a little over 40% because of mistakes made by the jury in calculating the award amount. In the retrial, Apple is asking for about $380 million. The retrial is only about the additional award amount which Samsung says is closer to $50 million.

    • Christopher

      No matter what the amount is, it is a shame for Samsung. On the other hand it doesn’t seem that it matters to Samsung since they are totally shameless.

      They are bringing a pathetic culture to technical world and they are a threat to future innovation.

  • Taf Khan

    So a judge that makes errors in favour of apples opponents, did Samsung pay this one as well as in the uk.., tut tut ban them Sadsung devices.

  • If you can’t beat ’em, sue ’em…

    • Christopher

      Sure, if all they do it copy. 😉