Apple is waiting for a judge’s decision on its request for additional damages against Samsung for patent infringement after the Cupertino-based company lost its bid to block U.S. sales on 26 of the Galaxy maker’s devices, notes “Bloomberg” (http://macte.ch/dcviL).
Apple failed to establish that consumer demand for Samsung products was driven by technology it stole, U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, said in her Dec. 17 ruling. While a jury found Samsung infringed six Apple patents, it isn’t in the public interest to ban Samsung’s devices because the infringing elements constituted a limited part of Samsung’s phones, Koh said.
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.