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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 22:28

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone.

 

Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount was well below the $2.2 billion in damages that Apple had been seeking in the latest round of legal wrangling between the world's two leading smartphone makers.

 

Apple wanted U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California to issue an order that would have prevented future U.S. sales of nine Samsung phone models that infringed on the iPhone technology.

 

Koh refused, saying Apple hadn't adequately proven Samsung's intellectual theft had hurt its sales or diminished its reputation for innovation. She noted that Apple had previously licensed some of the features that Samsung infringed upon to the makers of other smartphones that competed against the iPhone, too.

 

Apple declined to comment on Koh's decision. Samsung had no immediate comment Wednesday.

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 00:54

Good, the more phones available to consumers, the better off we are.