An update from the never ending Samsung vs. Apple saga….
Samsung has won its request to expedite its appeal of the preliminary injunction that Apple won against the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung needs to file a brief with the court, then Apple has until the end of the month to respond.
In its initial complaint, Apple accused Samsung of harming manufacturers other than Apple with their alleged patent violation, something the courts won’t even consider anyway. Apple also this week decided to start contacting (read: threatening) vendors to stop selling the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The good news is that Sprint and Google were both allowed amicus briefs, which allow them to argue on behalf, and with, Samsung. Apple also had a problem with that, saying that Google was not in fact a neutral third-party.
All of this isn’t expected to see the inside of a courtroom until 2014, at which point it seems the Galaxy Nexus would have already been long replaced anyway.