A US judge has prevented Apple from getting Samsung's Galaxy series devices from being banned in the country.
According to PC World, District Court Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request to win an injunction order against Samsung's devices.
Apple planned to get Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from being sold in the United States.
In a lawsuit filed in April against Samsung, Apple had claimed that the Korean consumer electronics giant had infringed several of its patents including two iPhone design patents, one design patent for the iPod and a patent for a list scrolling software.
"Apple has failed to establish that it would be irreparably harmed in the absence of a preliminary injunction," the judge said in said in her ruling. However, the judge did mention there was some merit in Apple's claims about the list scrolling software.
Apple and Samsung have been at a patent war for a long time now, now trying to use their patents to stop competition. Apple succeeded in winning an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 while Samsung got some success in France.