Following the ongoing legal slap-fight between Samsung and Apple is like reading a very slow-to-publish serial, giving us one brief new chapter every few months. Last we checked in on the issue was back in December, where after Apple had just been awarded another few hundred million in damages, it was looking to get some import bans put in effect against a number of Samsung products. It’s taken until now to learn what’s happening with those bans, and it turns out that Apple’s not getting the bans it requested.
While Apple’s request for a permanent injunction has been denied, it’s not completely without reason to celebrate, as the courts have moved forward in confirming those damages we mentioned. All told, Apple’s been awarded $929.8M, and even though that’s a little short of the initial $1.05B figure a jury came up with back in 2012, it’s still large enough to send the same message.
Don’t think that this means the fight between Apple and Samsung is drawing to a close – far from it. In fact, this month a fully separate case goes to trial that covers different patents and even more modern Samsung Android devices. If history is any indication, we may be following that case well into 2016.
Source: The Wall Street Journal