French court dismisses Samsung's request for a sales ban on the Apple iPhone 4S before trial

French court dismisses Samsung's request for a sales ban on the Apple iPhone 4S before trial
Samsung's counter-lawsuit against Apple in France has suffered a setback after the court ruled it will not enforce a preliminary injunction against the iPhone 4S and other supposedly patent infringing products of Apple. This means that the iPhone can be marketed and sold freely, until the final hearings on Samsung's case against Apple, and the verdict.

Samsung has filed similar lawsuits also in Japan, Italy and Australia, about Apple eventually infringing on its patents related with 3G connectivity technology, whereas Apple claims it has approached Samsung to license the tech under FRAND terms, but the Koreans demanded "excessive" royalties.

The court in Australia recently lifted the sales ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, so the legal tug-of-war between those two mobile industry behemoths continues, for the joy of the lawyers involved.

source: Reuters

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8 Comments

1. jacko unregistered

in france apple can sue sammy for patent infringing but sammy cant sue apple for patent infringing sounds funny to me oh btw first bitchs

7. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Sounds funny to you, because you are not a patent lawyer :-)

8. hepresearch unregistered

Exactly... the patent lawyers are taking this quite seriously because they stand to rake in the dough like never before...

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i love how apple gets temp injunctions on bar napkins and rectangle drawings, yet samsung can't get one on actual patents.. lol. Then again, those temp bans didnt turn out so well for apple as now they get to pay samsung back, so maybe this will turn out better in the end for Sammy than it did for Apple. When was the french court hearing agian?

6. antifanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

You have never taken even a glance at Apple's filing against Samsung have you?

3. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Any amount of money Apple has to cough out, they consider it excessive. It is a wise business decision for Samsung not to agree to such. Spending so much money on R&D for telephony is very expensive. So licensing the relative IP should reflect that. Even if the patent were Apple's, I would say the same. IP should be respected by all, the sad part is that Apple do not respect IP of other OEMs- even when they met a stalemate over this specific licensing deal, they went on to use it- which is unscrupulous.

4. hepresearch unregistered

I am just glad nobody got banned at this point... sales bans are dumb.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i generally agree, hep, but at this point i think a ban on apple is about the only thing that will get them to stop with this rediculous stuff. they really walk around with their chests puffed out and act like their shyt smells like roses, as they push people around.

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