Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

Samsung vs. Apple US Federal Judge Lucy Koh shot down a request from Apple to grant a permanent injunction blocking the sale of some Android-based Samsung mobile devices over pantent infringement claims. The motion was part of Apple's second patent infringement case with Samsung, and Judge Koh said the iPhone and iPad maker didn't show that its reputation or ability to innovate had been damaged. Judge Koh said in her ruling, "Apple has not demonstrated that it will suffer irreparable harm to its reputation or goodwill as an innovator without an injunction." Apple and Samsung squared off earlier this year for their second trial over cross-accusations of infringing on each other's patents. Samsung was found to have infringed on three of Apple's patents and ordered to pay about US$120 million in damages. The court also ruled that Apple infringed on a Samsung patent, and ordered the company to pay $158,400 in damages.

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