Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Public Interest Weighs Against Permanent Injunction Where Noninfringing Features Predominate Over Infringing Features

The court denied plaintiff's motion for a permanent injunction following a jury trial because the public interest did not favor an injunction. "Though [defendants'] phones do contain infringing features, they contain a far greater number of non-infringing features to which consumers would no longer have access if this Court were to issue an injunction. The public interest does not support removing phones from the market when the infringing components constitute such limited parts of complex, multi-featured products."

Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., et. al., 5-11-cv-01846 (CAND December 17, 2012, Order) (Koh, J.).

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