Apple and Samsung have been revealed in a patent war for most of this year. Particularly, Apple asserted that several of Samsung’s Android-based smartphones and tablets infringe on its own iPhone and iPad. The iThing-maker has been working to stop sales of targeted Samsung tablets since the dispute started.
A Friday ruling from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh officially refuses Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung. The U.S. is just one of the contested battlegrounds, with Apple scoring a victory on Friday when an Australian judge extended a previously placed ban on Galaxy Tab sales for coming week.
The iOS maker consists of more than 20 cases pending in 10 different countries, with the U.S.-based lawsuit having been filed in April. Friday’s ruling effectively blocks Apple’s request that sales of three Samsung smartphone models, plus the Galaxy Tab 10.1, be blocked.