“A U.S. appeals court has denied Apple Inc.’s request to ban sales of a Samsung Electronics Co smartphone, marking another setback for Apple in the protracted patent battle with its South Korean rival,” Ian Sherr reports for Dow Jones Newswires.

“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said in an order issued Thursday that it denied Apple’s request for a rehearing over an injunction it requested against Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Nexus’ phone, which was released over a year ago,” Sherr reports. “The short statement did not give a reason.”

MacDailyNews Take: General incompetence and the usual fuckery?

Sherr reports, “Apple’s legal battles so far have shown some success. The Cupertino, Calif., technology giant scored a major win in August, when a jury in California awarded it more than $1 billion in damages after it found Samsung infringed upon six Apple patents. Judge Lucy Koh, who also initially handed down the Galaxy Nexus ban in this case, recently said Samsung had not willfully infringed Apple’s patents, closing the door to additional damages. That case is still being wrapped up in California.

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

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