Apple request for injunction against Samsung is denied

Apple request for injunction against Samsung is denied
Just when you thought it was okay to invite Apple and Samsung to play together in the same sandbox, the two rivals are once again bullying each other. Apple recently requested a permanent injunction in the U.S. against certain Samsung smartphones and tablets, that it claims infringed on its patents. Apple's request was based on the patent trial held earlier this year between the two rivals, that resulted in a $119.6 million jury award in favor of the Cupertino tech titan. That was a drop in the bucket compared to the $2.2 billion that Apple was seeking.

On Wednesday, Judge Lucy Koh, who is now forever linked to Apple and Samsung, rejected Apple's request for the injunction. Koh said that Apple had the burden of proving that it had suffered irreparable harm as a result of Samsung's patent infringements. The judge ruled that Apple had not met that requirement.

So far, Apple has won over $1 billion in the two patent trials, but has failed to collect one penny from Samsung., The latter is appealing both decisions. With $60 billion in cash, Samsung is not damaged by jury awards. Injunctions, on the other hand, could hurt because they would prevent Samsung from offering its most in-demand products in the states. So far though, Apple has been unsuccessful on this front.

Apple and Samsung recently decided to dismiss all cases between the two that are being held in jurisdictions outside the U.S. Still, it doesn't seem that we will see a lasting peace between the two firms.

source: WSJ

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29 Comments

1. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

That's good to hear. I love Samsung and I hate apple

3. djcody

Posts: 231; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

First you should learn what word love mean and when you can apply in content, then start looking in mirror and ask who you should love, humans or material.

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I love material. Why do you ask?

17. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

OK Captain Literal. It's an expression, like saying I love ice cream. If people actually did love ice cream, in the biblical sense, that would be wrong, and most likely cause shrinkage.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

we all hate APPLE. but this time the judge have done something right

13. register unregistered

This judge has always been biased but recently she is doing right.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Her payments stopped, she's not happy with that

28. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

may be she is guilty and tired of apple like most of the people? may be she is tired of apple's greed, may be she is tired that her name and image is getting worst n worst by favoring apple? watch "God Father" movie and see how powerful people keep law enforcement institutions in their pocket

14. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

That is hilarious. I expected something like this for this article, but first comment too. Haha. I love them too tho.

19. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Suck it Apple ;)

2. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Just out of curiosity does anyone know the link or know the phones & tablets Apple wanted banned?

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

If I can remember right: Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S III, and Stratosphere.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Apple needs to stop with this sh*t and just leave other companies alone....

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Can't wait until the Snowden of the USPTO comes forward and spills the dirt on all the patents they've given to Apple (and other large US corporations) and the bribes and payoffs it took.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now that would be AWESOME!

15. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

I will need a Ton of popcorn and a few new microwaves :P

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Oh. Poor fruity thingy company.

9. mturby unregistered

So far, Apple has won over $1 billion in the two patent trials? i thought it went down to 119! what is that billion from?

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

$900+ m from the first trial.

16. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

At first, I thought the same thinking it was a retrial,,, noP, two separate things.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep denying any injunction requests. Make em settle it in the field. Tech rocks!!!

21. chaoscauser

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Apple copied everything when it comes to smartphones. They copied Symbian. They copied LG phones. They stole Samsung tech. They copied Motorola. They copied Nokia. They copied Sony Ericsson. They copied Windows mobile. How ridiculous they are.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow, to bad all those companies couldn't copy Apples success. How ridiculous they are.

22. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Evil empire AKA apple still wants to ban old phones like S2 & S3 , lol . Apple is losing ground , people are getting fed up with crapy iphones that lack smart features

23. james0923

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Let the people decide which phone is better. I love Sammy

24. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Which phone is better? - Apple iPhones Which tablet is better? - Apple iPads

29. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

no brother, someone has given you wrong info... but thats ok, anyone can be mislead

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good grief, back to this crap again. I hope Apple gets their hands slapped an told not to waste court time unless they have a genuine issue that can be shown instead of thought.

26. willard12 unregistered

Slide to unlock= invalidated Pinch to zoom = invalidated Autocorrect = invalidated Scroll bounce = invalidated Good thing is, these lawsuits should start coming to an end as Apple runs out of bullets. Oh wait, Apple does have a few more ideas of others they can use in future lawsuits. http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/04/17/iphone-android-pattern-unlock-apple-patent/

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