Samsung and Apple still have a fair number of court cases to work it out between them, but in the second California patent trial, the judge had denied Apple’s injunction against Samsung’s devices. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh handed down this particular order, which meant that Apple’s motion to put into motion a sales ban against Samsung products is thrown out of the window.
In the order that relates to the second Apple v. Samsung court trial in California, it showed that Apple failed to adequately demonstrate how Cupertino as a company suffered from irreparable harm, and there were no ties that could be made to have been harmed by Samsung’s infringement of their trio of granted patents.
Judge Koh’s order read, “Apple has not established that it suffered significant harm in the form of either lost sales or reputational injury. Moreover, Apple has not shown that it suffered any of these alleged harms because Samsung infringed Apple’s patents. The Federal Circuit has cautioned that the plaintiff must demonstrate a causal nexus between its supposed harm (including reputational harm) and the specific infringement at issue. Apple has not demonstrated that the patented inventions drive consumer demand for the infringing products.”