Back in 2011, during the original Apple vs Samsung trial, Apple requested that Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets be banned for sale in the U.S. due to alleged violations of software patents on Samsung’s part. While the request was formally denied, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the judge must reconsider her decision to not ban Samsung devices that infringed on Apple products.
During the original Apple v. Samsung trial in 2011, Apple requested an injunction to prevent Samsung from selling its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets within the United States. Apple stated that the products in question violated three of its multitouch software patents, including the “rubber-banding” patent covering bounce back along with the tap-to-zoom and pinch-to-zoom patents. Judge Lucy Koh then formally denied Apple’s request, suggesting there was no evidence Apple would suffer irreparable harm if Samsung was able to continue selling its products.