Apple Fails In Bid To Ban Samsung Products
Court rejects computer giant's bid to get 26 rival products taken off market...
The computer giant had argued that 26 of its big rival's products should be removed from the marketplace because they infringed its own patents.
But according to Digital Spy, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh disagreed because only "limited features" of the items in question infringed on patents.
She said: "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.
"It would not be equitable to deprive consumers of Samsung's infringing phones when, as explained above, only limited features of the phones have been found to infringe any of Apple's intellectual property."
Earlier this year Apple was awarded £665 million in damages when it was ruled that Samsung's devices infringed its patents.
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