Judge denies Apple’s appeal against Samsung for sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus

Apple initially filed a request with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in October asking the panel to revisit the rejected sales ban that was briefly placed on the Galaxy Nexus last year. Today the court has officially ruled on the matter, rejecting the Cupertino company’s request for an injunction. The reasoning behind the decision remains unclear as the court failed to include any sort of detailed documentation with the ruling.

Of course, this news means Samsung will be able to continue selling the Galaxy Nexus both independently and through retailers like Verizon and Sprint in the US. It is still legally possible for Apple to pursue its appeal process through the U.S. Supreme Court, though the case would unlikely be heard considering the high court’s unfriendly stance on patent cases.

For now it looks like we’ll have to wait until March of 2014 for round two of Apple v. Samsung which is when the next major trial is slated to begin.

Source: Reuters

  • Major_Pita

    The powers-that-be are still busy invalidating some of the patents at the root of the issue. Even they know better than to allow the ban only to have to reverse it.