Federal Judge Lucy Koh in San Francisco denied an Apple motion to permanently block the sale of 26 Samsung products late Monday night. The products were those which a jury had earlier found "willfully" infringed Apple patents.
Only 3 of the products are still sold by Samsung in the U.S.
The judge noted that Samsung claimed to have attempted to work around the patents, that they were a small number of the numerous features in the devices and that it didn't follow that the devices should be banned as a result of the jury finding. Judge Koh concluded that the public would be harmed by a ban.
The judge also denied a Samsung motion to dismiss the verdict because of alleged juror misconduct.
There are many remaining motions for Judge Koh in the case. The fate of the jury's $1.05 billion award which an Apple attorney termed a "slap in the wrist" is still not set.