Court rejects Apple’s request to revive Galaxy Nexus sales ban

By , Jan 31, 2013

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In another round of legal back and forth, a U.S. appeals court on Thursday again rejected Apple’s attempt at the Galaxy Nexus sales ban, Reuters reports. The news gathering organization characterized the court’s decision as “dashing the iPhone maker’s attempt to recover crucial leverage in the global patent wars”.

Apple could still appeal the decision to the United States Supreme Court though success is not guaranteed as the high court “has made it more difficult for patent plaintiffs to secure sales injunctions in recent years”.

The full trial is scheduled for March 2014. The Galaxy Nexus case is based on patents that were not part of the high-stake Apple v. Samsung trial which culminated when a California jury awarded Apple with $1.05 billion in damages in August 2012…

Reuters explains:

Apple had asked the full Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to revisit a decision in October by a three-judge panel of the same court. The panel rejected Apple’s request to impose a sales ban on Samsung’s Nexus smartphone ahead of a trial set for March 2014.

Apple wanted the full Federal Circuit of Appeals, made up of nine active judges, to reverse the earlier ruling. But in a brief order on Thursday, the court rejected Apple’s request without detailed explanation or any published dissents.

Apple’s luck in the courtroom took the turn for the worse lately.

Earlier in the week, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung did not “willfully” infringe on Apple’s patents. The $1.05 billion verdict will stand, but Apple doesn’t get any additional damages for willful infringement.

And last week, a German court ruled that the iPhone infringed Samsung’s patents related to 3G wireless technology and has issued an order to stay a German Samsung v. Apple lawsuit.

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  • http://twitter.com/NerFTed Jason Duong

    I bet everybody is sick and tired of these lawsuits. No matter which camp you’re in Apple / Samsung / Google, I think everyone here agrees these lawsuits need to stop.

    • Kurt

      more copying, less lawsuits. far too many stupid patent for me believe only one company should have the patent. i say companies should be able to copy more. ipad and iphone need a heck of a lot more features. im glad android is now allowed the rubber band effect when scrolling. without it it feels so weird and stiff. not natural.

    • Irfan Tarique

      This stuff happens all the time with companies, its normal. Media just hypes up everything.

  • Kurt

    Off topic…on a Youtube video (on another article on IDB) it began to buffer and it showed the little spinning ring. On the keyboard I hit the keys up, left, down, right and the circle was a snake running around the screen. Like the old snake games on nokia phones. has anyone did this before? it makes buffering interesting :) There’s a little dot for you to eat too. you can even play it while the video is playing. I like google’s little Easter eggs here and there.

    Another method: hit play, and then hit left and up at the same time. So you can watch the video and play snakes at the same time.

    • http://twitter.com/NerFTed Jason Duong

      Sounds hella interesting, any chance you remember what the article is called? Or could you possibly link it? :D

      • Tr1pTr0p

        It works with all YouTube videos.

      • http://twitter.com/NerFTed Jason Duong

        That’s pretty neat. Thanks for the tip. :)

      • Kurt

        Yeah it is pretty neat to play a video and play a classic game :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

      Lol ya I found this out while smashing my keyboard not like destroying but like hitting all the buttons I can find…..XD

      • Kurt

        free game!