A federal appeals court ruled Apple was entitled to an injunction barring rival Samsung Electronics from incorporating features into its devices that infringe the iPhone maker’s patents.
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A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled Apple Inc. was entitled to an injunction barring rival Samsung Electronics Co. from incorporating features into its devices that infringe the iPhone maker’s patents. A trial judge who previously denied Apple’s request “abused its discretion when it did not enjoin Samsung’s infringement,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said. The decision is a notable win for Apple, which has argued that Samsung should have to do more than pay monetary damages for infringing upon Apple’s patented technology. Thursday’s decision stems from a 2014 trial in San Jose in which a jury concluded that some Samsung devices violated iPhone patents, including an Apple patent on “data tapping,” a feature that allows the user to call a phone number in an email by clicking on it.