Nokia sides with Apple in push for Samsung product sales ban


Back in December, Judge Lucy Koh refused to give Apple the sales bans it wanted on 26 Samsung products found to infringe on its patents, ruling that Apple needed to establish that the patented features were “important drivers” of demand for the offending devices. Now Apple is appealing the ruling, arguing that it sets the bar too high, and it’s getting help from an unlikely friend — Nokia. The Finnish cellphone maker filed an Amicus Curiae brief in support of Apple this week, and while the filing is under seal, Nokia outlines its position clearly in an accompanying motion.

The company argues for patent laws as a means of developing technology for public benefit, but also supports permanent injunctions against infringing products “in…

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