Italy Rejects Samsung Call For Early Ban on iPhone 4S Sales



South Korean smartphone maker Samsung learned a lesson about the pace of Italian justice Friday. A Mulan court rejected the company’s call for a preliminary injunction against sales of the iPhone 4S. This is Samsung’s second denial in Italy, a court refused to block the iPhone 4S in that nation back in October.

Samsung has become very adept at having its bans rejected. In December, a French court denied an attempt to ban iPhone 4S sales there, calling the effort “disproportionate” and ordering the phone maker pay Apple $133,400 in legal costs.

Samsung will have to wait until an Italian patent-infringement trial gets underway.