The Apple vs. Samsung court hearings went on for quite some time, and finally saw a judgment sent down in early May of this year. Following that, Apple sought a cross-appeal of the ruling, aiming to bring a permanent injunction of some Samsung-branded products. Now, it looks like Apple has reversed course.
On July 28, 2014, Apple filed a motion with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to drop the cross-appeal of the final judgment. That means Apple is no longer looking for that permanent injunction on Samsung products. The motion was originally caught by FOSS Patents.
Here’s the text from the motion:
“Apple further moves to reform the official caption of the remaining appeal (No. 2014-1335) to reflect the dismissal of Apple’s cross-appeal.
Counsel for Apple has conferred with counsel for Samsung Electronics Corporation, Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (collectively, “Samsung”) regarding the substance of this motion. Samsung does not oppose the relief requested in this motion and will not file a response.“
Apple sought to bring an injunction against 23 Samsung devices, but was unable to actually achieve it. As a result, Apple filed a cross-appeal, still trying to achieve that goal in blocking those devices. Over the long stretch of hearings and appeals, and everything in between, Apple has been denied a permanent injunction of Samsung products twice, came close once, but ultimately had it denied.
Samsung, for its part, has agreed with Apple’s dismissal, but will continue seeking its own cross-appeal which aims to reverse the findings from the jury altogether.[via FOSS Patents]