Apple Loses Request For Ban On 26 Samsung Products

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 18 2012 - 12:36pm




San Jose, Calif. – A federal district court denied Apple’s request to permanently ban the sale of 26 Samsung smartphones and tablets found by a jury to infringe on multiple Apple patents.

In August, a jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages over the infrigement.

 The judge also refused a Samsung request to hold a new trial over alleged jury misconduct.

The products found to infringe Apple patents includes the Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Fascinate, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Indulge, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S, Galaxy S Showcase, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy SII at AT&T, Galaxy SII at T-Mobile, the unlocked Galaxy SII, Galaxy SII Skyrocket, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Gem, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, Transform, and Vibrant.

Apple had not shown that it lost sales as a result of the infringements, the judge said.

 Apple and Samsung have not yet responded to requests to determine of either company will appeal.

Apple has another suit, filed in February, before the court alleging infringement by newer Samsung products. Apple got the court to add the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy SIII, and Android JellyBean OS to the suit. Samsung got the judge to add the iPhone 5 to the case, which isn’t expected to go to trial until March 2014.

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