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BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


A federal judge has denied Apple’s request to ban Samsung smartphone sales in the U.S. News 12 reports— this comes after the August ruling that found Samsung had infringed upon Apple’s patents.


“In August a judge ruled that Samsung violated Apple’s patients and ordered the company to pay more than a billion dollars in damages.”


In that ruling the jury found 26 devices that breached Apple’s patents. But in this most recent case, the judge doesn’t agree that the infringement actually upset Apple’s sales. Here’s the BBC.


“The judge said that there was not enough evidence that the infringing patients had hurt Apple’s U.S. sales. Samsung had requested a retrial but that request was also turned down.”


In the order the judge wrote:
"Apple's evidence does not establish that any of Apple's three design patents covers a particular feature that actually drives consumer demand.”


PC World notes — the reason Samsung wanted a new trial was because they believed jury foreman, Velvin Hogan, was untruthful and biased. The company claimed he …


“ … did not mention that he had been sued by his former employer, Seagate, for breach of contract after he failed to repay a promissory note in 1993 and filed for bankruptcy six months later … [Samsung] said it has a ‘substantial strategic relationship with Seagate.’”


But Samsung, too, filed a lawsuit to get Apple’s products off the shelves in Europe. And although they have since dropped the lawsuit, a writer for Financial Times points out:


“Samsung’s move is likely to be welcomed by Europe’s antitrust watchdog, which has been probing the increasingly aggressive tactics used in the legal battle between the two companies around the intellectual property agreements that underpin the smartphone technology market.”


Samsung claims it withdrew in the interest of protecting customer choice.

 

 

 

 

Judge Denies Apple's Request to Ban Samsung in U.S.

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Dec 18, 2012

Judge Denies Apple's Request to Ban Samsung in U.S.

 

(Image source: Wired View)


BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER


A federal judge has denied Apple’s request to ban Samsung smartphone sales in the U.S. News 12 reports— this comes after the August ruling that found Samsung had infringed upon Apple’s patents.


“In August a judge ruled that Samsung violated Apple’s patients and ordered the company to pay more than a billion dollars in damages.”


In that ruling the jury found 26 devices that breached Apple’s patents. But in this most recent case, the judge doesn’t agree that the infringement actually upset Apple’s sales. Here’s the BBC.


“The judge said that there was not enough evidence that the infringing patients had hurt Apple’s U.S. sales. Samsung had requested a retrial but that request was also turned down.”


In the order the judge wrote:
"Apple's evidence does not establish that any of Apple's three design patents covers a particular feature that actually drives consumer demand.”


PC World notes — the reason Samsung wanted a new trial was because they believed jury foreman, Velvin Hogan, was untruthful and biased. The company claimed he …


“ … did not mention that he had been sued by his former employer, Seagate, for breach of contract after he failed to repay a promissory note in 1993 and filed for bankruptcy six months later … [Samsung] said it has a ‘substantial strategic relationship with Seagate.’”


But Samsung, too, filed a lawsuit to get Apple’s products off the shelves in Europe. And although they have since dropped the lawsuit, a writer for Financial Times points out:


“Samsung’s move is likely to be welcomed by Europe’s antitrust watchdog, which has been probing the increasingly aggressive tactics used in the legal battle between the two companies around the intellectual property agreements that underpin the smartphone technology market.”


Samsung claims it withdrew in the interest of protecting customer choice.

 

 

 

 

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