Google, HTC, Red Hat, and Rackspace all filed friends of the court briefs on behalf of Samsung on Monday urging the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals to rule against Apple’s request for a Android device sales ban in the two company’s ongoing patent infringement fight, reports “The MacObserver” (

Apple has been pushing for a permanent injunction blocking the sale of some Samsung devices following a win in court. Naturally, Samsung doesn’t want to see a permanent injunction over concerns that retailers and consumers will be intimidated into staying away from its products, notes “The MacObserver.”

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.