Apple vs. Samsung: Samsung 1, Apple 0
An early win for Samsung in the U.S. front of its intellectual property battle with Apple. Late Friday a Northern District of California Judge denied Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction prohibiting sales of some of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
Notably, the court didn’t reject Apple’s claims of design patent infringement, but it didn’t see any need for an immediate ban, either. “It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,” the court wrote.
Earlier on Friday, an Australian court extended a halt on sales of Samsung’s latest Galaxy tablet in the country by at least a week, as Apple appeals a ruling that had ended the ban. Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the United States in April, saying that the Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets “slavishly” copies the iPhone and iPad.