Apple couldn’t convince a U.S. judge to block Samsung from selling Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the U.S. market, reports “Reuters” ( In a Friday ruling, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California denied Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung.

The two companies are engaged in a legal brouhaha that includes more than 20 cases in 10 countries as both sides claim patent infringements. Also on Friday, an Australian court extended a halt on sales of Samsung’s latest Galaxy tablet in the country by at least a week, as Apple appeals a ruling that had ended the ban.