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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.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik