Apple Loses Bid For US Ban On Samsung Devices

Law360, New York (December 5, 2011, 2:43 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused Friday to bar Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from selling several of its touchscreen smartphones and tablets despite concluding that the devices likely infringe Apple Inc.'s design and utility patents for the iPhone and iPad.

While U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled that Apple had a good chance at prevailing on the merits of its infringement claims against Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge phones and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, she concluded that concerns about the validity...
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