Permanent Sales Ban on Samsung Products Denied in Apple vs. Samsung

In the latest round of "no yuo" between Apple and Samsung, U.S. Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request for imposing a permanent sales ban on Samsung products the court earlier found to be infringing Apple intellectual property. The Cupertino, California-based company isn't content with the $1.05 billion awarded to it in damages, and had been seeking a sales ban.

In her judgement, Judge Koh stated that the court had found no evidence that Samsung's products would "wipe out" Apple's customer base, or force it out of business; and that the case involved lost sales, not lost ability to be a viable market participant. The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Apple Inc. vs. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, 11-1846.