iphone4s French court denies Samsung request to ban Apples iPhone 4S

A French court has refused Samsung's request to ban Apple's iPhone 4S in the country, the latest twist in an ongoing legal dispute between the two companies.

A French court has refused Samsung's request to ban Apple's iPhone 4S in the country, the latest twist in an ongoing legal dispute between the two companies.

 
The court said it would not impose a preliminary sales ban on the latest iPhone, but Samsung can still pursue a normal lawsuit against Apple over the alleged patent infringement.
 
Samsung was ordered to pay €100,000 in legal fees, but it escaped a fine, despite Apple asking for the court to award damages in its favour.
 
iphone4s French court denies Samsung request to ban Apples iPhone 4S
 
This is the latest decision in the bitter patent war, with Apple alleging that the Galaxy Tab is a rip-off of its iPad and that several of Samsung's smartphones infringe its patents. Samsung has responded in kind by claiming that the iPhone 4S uses some of its patented technology.
 
Even if Samsung had won its case in France, it could have easily been overturned, just as Apple's injunction against sales of the Galaxy Tab was overturned in Australia last week. That case was further affirmed today with the formal lifting of the ban.
 
Samsung is awaiting the decisions for other injunction motions against Apple in Australia, Japan, France, and Italy.
 
Source: Reuters