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Monday, July 30, 2012, 04:27 pm PT (07:27 pm ET)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus can stay on sale pending appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday issued a continuation for a temporary stay of an Apple-won injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, ordering that the handset can remain on sale until an appeal of the ruling is heard in August.

Apple won the temporary injunction in late June after successfully leveraging a unified search patent against the Galaxy Nexus but Samsung filed for a stay which was denied by a U.S. district court but granted by the CAFC in July. Also granted was Samsung's request to expedite an appeal of the temporary injunction ruling.

Samsung Continuation

Source: CAFC


It was unknown how long the hold would remain in place, but Monday's order confirms Samsung is allowed to continue sales of the smartphone pending an appeal hearing set for August 20.



Apple recently won a separate U.S. injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in late June during the same week as the Galaxy Nexus win. Both the Northern California District Court and the CAFC denied Samsung's request to stay the Galaxy Tab ruling, though it seems unlikely the sales stoppage will significantly affect the company's bottom line.