The U.S. Court of Appeals of Friday overturned an injunction banning sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The injunction that was ordered in June by a California district court was, according to the Court of Appeals, an unlawful “abuse” of the court’s discretion.
This follows last weeks Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet sales ban being lifted, in a related case in the ongoing legal wrangling between tech giants Apple and Samsung.
In August, a jury awarded Apple $1.5 billion against Samsung. The jury decided that Samsung had infringed seven Apple owned patents, mostly design patents. Samsung has already demanded a retrial for the $1.5 Billion jury decision based on issues including jury misconduct.
In an odd twist of biting the hand that feeds you, Samsung manufactures more than a quarter of the parts in the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone, including the Retina(r) display. But Apple, especially the late Steve Jobs, did not like the fact that Samsung also competes with Apple with their Android smartphones and tablets.
Here’s the text of the ruling.
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