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Apple has once again been shot down by US District Judge Lucy Koh in its ongoing effort to win a sales ban on Samsung devices. In San Jose, California today, Koh denied the Cupertino company’s latest bid to ban select Samsung smartphones.

Despite two US juries finding multiple Samsung products to be infringing on its patents, Apple has seen little success in its injunction attempts. This time, the company had hoped to make its request more viable, asking for a “narrowly tailored” ban.

More specifically, Apple had asked Judge Koh to ban nine [older] Samsung devices with infringing features involved in its most recent patent infringement trial, which ended in May. Apple was awarded nearly $120 million in damages from that case.

But according to Koh’s 42-page ruling today, Apple did not demonstrate irreparable harm in the form of lost sales. And it probably didn’t help the fact that the company reported last month that it sold 35 million iPhones in what is normally a slow Q3.

Earlier this month, both Samsung and Apple announced that they had reached an agreement to settle all foreign patent disputes. That deal does not, however, include cross-licensing, or litigation here in the US, which should continue for several months.


  • Virus

    government makes too much tax money from samsung sales for them to ban them

  • Tom

    Everyone knows android has more features than iphone

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    • CaffeinePizza

      yes after you root and put custom rom on samsung lol

      • it would be the exact opposite if u jailbreak ios

      • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

        So a jail broken iPhone

      • Domodo

        Android doesn’t have more features before rooting it? How out of touch with reality are you??

      • jack

        most are useless and confusing. check theirs personal hotspot feature

      • Right, very useless and confusing until Apple finally adds the same thing 5 years later…

  • @dongiuj

    Yeah, so quit asking.

  • Gary LE

    Which feature(s) did samsung copy/infringed Apple?

  • Domodo

    This just proves how threatened they are by Samsung. Quite pathetic they’re resorting to outright banning competition, instead of competing.

    • Chris

      To right they are direct comparison and they don’t like it. I don’t like Android but apple know they will get the perfect phone one day and they will slowly start to lose the fight against Samsung and other companies that use android