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Thursday, October 11, 2012, 01:50 pm PT (04:50 pm ET)

Apple wins stay of Korean iPhone, iPad sales ban

It was reported on Thursday that a Seoul court has granted Apple's request to stay a sales ban against both the iPhone and iPad after an August ruling found the products to be in violation of Samsung's patents.

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Apple's Korean webpage. | Source: Apple


A spokesman for the Seoul Central District Court told Bloomberg that the delay was actually handed down last month, with the court deciding that any sales ban would have to wait until Apple's appeal proceedings conclude.

In the initial Aug. 24 ruling, the South Korean court found both Apple and Samsung guilty of infringing on each others' patents, ultimately banning sales of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, first-generation iPad and the iPad 2. Samsung was also hit with a number of bans against its smartphones and tablets, however the company chose not to pursue an appeal.

Thursdays' news comes on the heels of a Samsung win in the U.S., as the federal appeals court overturned an injunction against the Galaxy Nexus smartphone first handed down in June.