In a latest development in the ongoing Apple Inc. vs Samsung Electronics legal battle, noted U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in the San Jose, California case rejected Apple’s most recent request for a United States sales ban on 26 Samsung devices. The report states that decision was based on the fact that the “case involves lost sales—not a lost ability to be a viable market participant.”
“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,” Koh said. “The present case involves lost sales — not a lost ability to be a viable market participant.”
“We are pleased that the judge today denied Apple’s move to limit consumer choice, and restrict fair competition in the marketplace,” South Korea-based Samsung said in a statement commenting on the ruling in San Jose.