Today, Samsung Electronics Co. has restrained attempts in seeking sales bans on its biggest competitor Apple Inc. on the company’s iPad and iPhone in Europe with the use of patents associated with wireless standards. This is a step looked into as an effort to calm down regulators who are investigating the use of Samsung to those particular patents.
This move has been brought upon by the heels of a refusal from a California judge to block sales of a lot of mobile devices of Samsung that a jury found to have infringed a number of Apple patents just this summer.
These developments are the current symbols that the two tech giants arguing over the patents of their mobile devices, facing a very rocky road in getting the rival products pulled from the shelves.
Such rulings are being used by legal participants in putting pressure to their opponents. This is sometimes to gain achieve influence in settlement negotiations.