Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:33 AM
marmar (66,678 posts)
Apple request for US ban on Samsung smartphone sales rejected by judge
Apple has been dramatically rebuffed by a California judge after its request for a US sales ban on a number of Samsung smartphones was turned down in the California court where a jury awarded it $1.05bn (£635m) in damages for patent infringement in August.
But Samsung saw one of its biggest complaints about the verdict – that there had been jury misconduct, with the foreman Velvin Hogan being biased against it and introducing his own knowledge to the deliberation – thrown out.
The rulings by Judge Lucy Koh mean that the two phone giants, which together control about half of the entire smartphone market worldwide, will both be dissatisfied with the outcome of the post-trial hearing – though Samsung will have more cause to celebrate because its infringement will only cost it in monetary, not sales terms.
In her ruling, Koh said: "Samsung may have cut into Apple's customer base somewhat, but there is no suggestion that Samsung will wipe out Apple's customer base, or force Apple out of the business of making smartphones. The present case involves lost sales – not a lost ability to be a viable market participant." ................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/18/apple-us-ban-samsung-smartphone-rejected
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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:49 AM
tridim (45,070 posts)
5. All my iPhone owning coworkers are jealous of my HTC One X.
I hand it to them and they go "Whoa!"... "How much did this cost?" $9.99.
So glad I'm not an iHead.