Samsung Loses Bid to Ban iPhone 4S in France
Another battle lost in Samsung’s legal campaign against Apple.
This morning, a French court denied Samsung’s request for an injunction banning sales of the iPhone 4S in France, sought on the grounds that it violated the South Korean company’s wireless-communications patents.
Describing Samsung’s plea for an injunction as a “disproportionate” measure, the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris ruled Samsung must reimburse Apple $134,100 for its legal fees. But it also denied Apple’s request for damages and said Samsung’s infringement lawsuit against its rival can move forward.
So another loss for Samsung, though the company will have a chance to take another shot at Apple soon. Next week, a Milan court will hold a hearing to review the company’s request for a ban on the iPhone 4S in Italy.