Federal Judge Lucy Koh in San Francisco denied an Apple Inc. motion to permanently block the sale of 26 Samsung Corp. products late Monday night. The products were those which a jury had earlier found "willfully" infringed Apple patents.
Only three of the products are still sold by Samsung in the U.S.
The judge noted that Samsung claimed to have attempted to work around the patents, that they were a small number of the numerous features in the devices and that it didn't follow that the devices should be banned as a result of the jury finding. Judge Koh concluded that the public would be harmed by a ban.
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