Apple’s Request for Ban on Samsung Smartphones Sales Rejected
Apple had recently urged in court that Samsung smartphones should face a complete ban, but a recent report has revealed that Judge Lucy Koh has rejected that appeal. She has ruled that the smartphones cannot see a permanent ban.
The jury has found that Samsung had mimicked the features of iPhone and iPad by Apple. Discovering the same, it had also offered Apple in a verdict in August, an award of $1.05 billion in the name of damages.
But, the request of the Cupertino, Calif. Company to put ban on its smartphones sales has been denied. It is being said by the judge that the features breached upon by Samsung were only a small portion of all features Apple's iPhones possess.
However, the judge announced good news for Samsung. It has been found that Apple also had something good for it on Monday. Samsung had appealed for a fresh trial for an alleged jury bias was experienced. But, the court rejected the same and the $1.05 billion verdict remained at its place.
"Though Apple has interest in retaining certain features as exclusive to Apple, it does not follow that entire products must be forever banned because they incorporate some narrow protected functions", Judge Koh's verdict on Monday read.
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