We are back with some news related to the Patent War between Samsung and Apple from the US and this time around Judge Lucy Koh has good news for both the companies.
If you remember the jury verdict wherein Samsung was asked to pay Apple $1.05 billion for allegedly infringing on Apple’s patent, Apple had requested the Court for a permanent injunction on the 26 Samsung Galaxy devices in question.
And today Judge Koh has rejected Apple’s request saying that:
The phones at issue in this case contain a broad range of features, only a small fraction of which are covered by Apple’s patents. Though Apple does have some interest in retaining certain features as exclusive to Apple, it does not follow that entire products must be forever banned from the market because they incorporate, among their myriad features, a few narrow protected functions.
The other ruling issues today is related to Samsung’s plea for a new trial due to the bias of the jury foreman and Judge Koh has ruled that no jury misconduct had occurred during the Apple vs. Samsung trial and that she would refuse to entertain the issue further.