Thursday, December 20, 2012

(BN) Apple Appeals After Failing to Block Samsung Devices

Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPhone and iPad, appealed a judge's decision to turn down its request for a U.S. sales ban on 26 Samsung Electronics Co. devices after winning a patent-infringement lawsuit.

Apple is seeking a review of the ruling in a federal appeals court in Washington, according to a filing today in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh said Dec. 17 that while a jury found that Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung infringed six Apple patents, the infringing elements were such a limited part of Samsung's device that a sales ban wasn't warranted. The jury awarded $1.05 billion to Cupertino, California-based Apple in August.

The case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) Ltd., 11- cv-01846, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).

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