Monday, December 5, 2011

Apple fails to block the sale of devices in the U.S. Galaxy

Apple failed to convince a judge to block the sale of some smartphones and tablets Galaxy of Samsung Electronics in the U.S. market, depriving the manufacturer iPad and iPhone a key advantage in the global patent battle between the two companies. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Lucy Koh district of San Jose, California, Apple denied the request for preliminary injunction against a Samsung.

Both companies are involved in a bitter legal battle that includes more than 20 cases in 10 countries , while competing for leadership in the market for tablets and smartphones .

Also Friday, an Australian court extended the embargo on sales of Samsung Galaxy last tablet in the country for at least another week, after Apple appealed to a ruling that ended the ban.

Apple sued Samsung in the U.S. in April, saying the Galaxy line of phones and tablets of the South Korean company copied the iPad and iPhone . But on Friday Koh Apple rejected the request to ban sales of three models of smartphone and the Samsung Tab 10.1. "It is clear that a mandate on Samsung devices in question to avoid irreparable harm to Apple," Koh wrote.

Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet on Friday referred to his company's previous statements about the case, saying that "the obvious copy of Samsung is wrong." There was no representative from Samsung available for comment.

Apple could still prevail in the lawsuit in its entirety, but is unable to stop sales of Galaxy in the United States share s while going through the roof in one of the consumer electronics markets fastest growing.


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