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Apple’s Request on Samsung Sales Ban Rejected by Appeals Court

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Apple Inc. bid to revive its bid for a ban on the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone has been denied by a United States appeals court on Thursday, according to Reuters. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. was asked by Apple to look at a decision from October that was issued by a panel of three judges from the same court.

The current panel of judges rejected the request from Apple to impose a sales ban on the Nexus smartphone before the scheduled trial of March 2014. Apple did not comment on the issue. Samsung also did not issue comments on the matter.

  
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In U.S. District Court in California awarded Apple a $1.05 billion verdict last year against Samsung. The same judge is going to preside over the trial that surrounds Nexus. The trial is in regards to a patent that has not been included in the earlier trial.

The judge who has presided over the majority of the Apple-Samsung dispute is U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, in San Jose, California. She cited the decision of the appeals court in a December order that rejected Apple’s request for permanent bans on sales of multiple Samsung phones. Koh’s ruling has been appealed by Apple.

The company had asked the full Federal Circuit of Appeals, which is nine judges, to reverse the ruling from last year. The court did not offer a detailed explanation or publish any dissents in its ruling.

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