The verdict on Apple vs Samsung case is out. US District Judge Lucy Koh has said that there is not enough evidence to suggest that Apple patents infringed by Samsung had affected sales for Apple. Therefore, the judge has rejected Apple’s plea to ban sales of Samsung’s smartphones.
Apple has sought a ban on Samsung products based on the verdict of a jury earlier this year that the Korean manufacturer had infringed Apple’s patents. The jury has asked Samsung to pay $1.05bn (£650m) in damages. However, Samsung has challenged the ruling and with the Judge turning down Apple’s request to ban Samsung from selling its smartphones, it is going to be a long haul for Apple.
Koh 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.”