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Apple loses bid to ban Samsung smartphone sales in U.S.


A federal judge denied on Monday Apple`s bid to ban a number of Samsung`s devices from being sold in the United States.

Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over the entire trial between Apple and Samsung, denied Apple`s bid for a sales ban on 26 Samsung products.

“It would not be equitable to deprive consumers of Samsung`s infringing phones when, as explained above, only limited features of the phones have been found to infringe any of Apple`s intellectual property,” said Koh.

In August, Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages after a California jury said 26 of Samsung`s mobile devices infringed a handful of Apple`s patents.

Earlier this month, Apple urged the judge to permanently ban the sale of some Samsung smartphone models and added millions more to the damages.

However, Koh appeared ready to trim the $1 billion jury verdict Apple won over Samsung, but gave no…

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