Court sides with Samsung in dispute with Apple
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday overturned a judge’s order blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Nexus smart phone pending a patent lawsuit by Apple.
In its Thursday ruling, the appeals court said Apple had failed to show that any of the patent violations it accused Samsung of in regards to the Galaxy would immediately and irreparably hurt its own smart phone sales. It said Judge Lucy Koh had abused her discretion in granting Apple a preliminary injunction earlier this year.
The decision allowed Samsung to continue selling the Galaxy Nexus.