8/28/2014 4:23:06 PM
Judge rejects Apple's injunction against Samsung
Apple's most recent bid for a permanent injunction to stop Samsung selling phones that infringe on the US-firms patents has been rejected by a US judge.
The case relates to a US court’s decision in May when a judge and jury found that Samsung had infringed on three of Apple patents awarding the firm nearly $120m in damages, significantly less than the $2.2bn it was seeking.
US District Judge Lucy Koh of San Jose, California denied Apple's request to because she said that Apple had not ‘satisfied its burden of demonstrating irreparable harm and linking that harm to Samsung's exploitation of any of Apple's three infringed patents.’
The decision comes hot on the heels of The US Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) rejection of multiple claims related to Apple patents against Samsung. Whilst the two companies agreed earlier this month to drop all patent lawsuits outside the United States.
In reaction to the ruling a Samsung statement said:"We welcome today's ruling. We remain committed to providing American consumers with a wide choice of innovative products."
Mobile contacted both Apple and was awaiting a response at the time of going to press.