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Apple Fails to Win a Sales Ban on Samsung Smartphones Yet Again

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According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has once again failed in its attempt to win a sales ban on Samsung’s products in the U.S. which were found to infringe its smartphone patents, even after requesting what it described as a more “limited prohibition”. The request was denied yesterday by U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California.

“Today’s decision comes as the companies started to wind down their global patent battle. This month they agreed to drop all suits against each other in countries outside the U.S., meaning claims are being abandoned in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, the U.K., France and Italy.”

Apple’s bid, which the company had pitched as a “narrowly tailored” ban on some older Samsung smartphone models, was reject today for the third time by Lucy Koh. It seems that the Cupertino giant had tried to make its latest sales ban request more viable by targeting specific infringing features in nine Samsung devices.

In Apple’s latest request, the devices targeted for a sales ban included the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S3 and Stratosphere.

Today’s decision comes as the companies started to wind down their global patent battle. This month they agreed to drop all suits against each other in countries outside the U.S., meaning claims are being abandoned in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Netherlands, the U.K., France and Italy.

Koh twice rejected the iPhone-maker’s request for a U.S. sales ban in an earlier case filed in 2011. Apple dropped its appeal on July 28.

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