Apple's request for sales ban on Samsung devices denied by Judge Koh

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: August 27, 2014

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Earlier this year, Apple asked for a sales ban on nine Samsung products, saying that it would suffer “irreparable harm” if sales of the products continued. Apparently a judge didn’t agree.

Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple’s request for an injunction against nine Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III. Apple requested the permanent ban earlier this year, but Judge Koh said that Apple did not show that it suffered any significant harm  as a result of lost sales or an injury to its reputation.

Apple ended up winning around $120 million in damages from its recent trial with Samsung, which is quite a bit lower than the $2.2 billion it originally sought.  And while Samsung may have come out ahead in this portion of the war between the two firms, the battle shows no signs of letting up.

Via MacRumors, Bloomberg, San Jose Mercury News