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A judge on Monday denied Apple’s request to ban a set of Samsung smartphones from the US market after a jury found the South Korean electronics titan guilty of patent infringement.
Even though Apple was victorious in the patent case, the iPhone and iPad maker failed to prove that the technology at issue was the driving factor in people’s buying decisions, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh said in her ruling.
“Though the phones do contain infringing features, they contain a far greater number of non-infringing features to which consumers would no longer have access if this court were to issue an injunction,” Koh said.
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