Samsung claimed victory in its ongoing patent battle with Apple. A federal judge ruled against a proposed sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. Apple had requested a ban similar to the temporary injunction placed on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The U.S. District Court in San Jose on Friday decided that such ban wasn't necessary.

The two consumer electronics giants are involved in a legal war over the rights to technologies used on tablets and smartphones in more than 10 countries, including the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, France and Italy, and with more than 20 lawsuits filed between the two companies. Sales of Samsung's Google based devices including, the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones have been temporarily banned in 30 European countries, and Germany has placed a preliminary sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.7.

When Apple and Samsung aren't fighting to keep each other's products off of store shelves, the two are actually business partners. Manufacturing Apple's A4 and A5 processors found in the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPod Touch, among other components.

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