Apple Denied Permanent Injunction on Infringing Samsung Products

Posted December 18, 2012 at 7:41am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5738 views

Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung devices found infringing its patents, reports The Verge.

Noting that "this Court has already performed significant irreparable harm analysis in this case", Koh concludes that Apple was not able to prove that the infringing features were directly driving demand for the 26 infringing products.

Neither statements about broad categories, nor evidence of copying, nor the conjoint survey provides sufficiently strong evidence of causation. Without a causal nexus, this Court cannot conclude that the irreparable harm supports entry of an injunction."

Judge Koh concludes, "In sum, to the limited extent that Apple has been able to show that any of its harms were caused by Samsung’s illegal conduct (in this case, only trade dress dilution), Apple has not established that the equities support an injunction. Accordingly, Apple’s motion for a permanent injunction is DENIED."

Koh also denied Samsung's request for a retrial on the basis of alleged juror misconduct.

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Marcos - December 18, 2012 at 3:30pm
Gradiente, a company from Brazil, has launched an Android Phone named iPhone this month in Brazil. The brand iPhone was registered by Gradiente back in 2000. I wonder what Apple has to say about that. So far they haven´t released any statement about it. http://tecnologia.uol.com.br/noticias/reuters/2012/12/18/por-deter-marca-no-brasil-gradiente-lanca-no-mercado-iphone-com-sistema-android.htm
Marcos - December 18, 2012 at 3:25pm
Maybe people do not agree with Apple on these issues, became annoyed with their psychotic behaviour, and now are buying other brands. I did that myself. Im using a Galaxy S3 nowadays, and intend to give a try on the Motorola Razr HD. The HDMI output is something very useful for me.
Gwyneth - December 18, 2012 at 2:44pm
Omg, Apple is so sad and pathetic! This stupid paranoid OCD thing Apple has against Samsung is getting to be psychotic! Apple needs help psychologically fast... or should I say the pathetically insecure PERSON at Apple making the idiotic unhealthy on and on decisions about suing Samsung out of paranoid OCD wanting to control and manipulate... That person is becoming truly psychotic and is in dire need of psychological help. So that person should be suspended from his job until further notice and reevaluated when his mental issues have been resolved before ever getting a job at Apple again. Apple has such great products and wonderful innovative ideas... That maniac is dragging Apple into the grave. I hope Apple the corporate will see that before it is too late.
Billy Bob - December 18, 2012 at 8:24am
Lets face it, if apples products were really that good .. everybody would be buying apple and not samsung, there is the proof that the so called infinging features are not driving the sales of samsung, it must be something else, if they were those features would be driving more people to buy apple ... Logic always rules .....
Darryn - December 18, 2012 at 8:20am
Why can't we all just get along???
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