Court Rejects Apple’s Request to Ban Samsung Galaxy Sales in U.S.
An early win for Samsung on the U.S. front of its intellectual property battle with Apple. Late Friday a Northern District of California judge denied Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction prohibiting sales of some of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Importantly, the court didn’t reject Apple’s claims of design patent infringement, but it didn’t see any need for an immediate ban, either. “It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,” the court wrote.