US Judge denies Apple's appeal for permanent injunction against Samsung
US District Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday denied one of Apple's last-ditch attempts for a permanent injunction against Samsung.
Judge Lucy Koh ruled not to place a permanent injunction against Samsung for selling certain older model smartphones. Those devices named by Apple included the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S3, and Stratosphere, CNET reported.
Apple's injunction request stems back to its winning a 119.6 million dollars jury verdict against Samsung in May. The jury found Samsung infringed on several Apple patents, and it was these infringed-upon patents that Apple wanted included in its injunction request.
One of the reasons that Koh may have decided not to impose the injunction against Samsung is that Apple reported stellar profit and solid iPhone sales in its third quarter financial report released in July.
Koh wrote in her ruling that Apple has not demonstrated that it will suffer irreparable harm to its reputation or goodwill as an innovator without an injunction.
(Posted on 28-08-2014)