“A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected Apple Inc’s request to fast track its bid for a sales ban on several Samsung Electronics Co Ltd phones, ruling the iPhone maker could not argue its case to the full appeals court right away,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.
“In its ruling on Monday, the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., said a three-judge panel will first consider Apple’s appeal, and the full appeals court would not decide whether to hear the case until after that,” Levine reports. “The Federal Circuit ruling on Monday allows Samsung to keep its products on store shelves while Apple’s appeal proceeds on a slower pace.”
MacDailyNews Take: We can hear them now: “Expedite? What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?!”
Levine reports, “The same appeals court had rejected a separate Apple bid for a pretrial sales ban against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus phone, and last week refused to rehear that appeal before the full court.”
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MacDailyNews Take: You know, because if they expedited anything, crime wouldn’t pay and justice would actually be served for a change.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
Appeals court denies Apple request to ban sales of Samsung ‘Galaxy Nexus’ phone – January 31, 2013
Judge Koh: Samsung didn’t ‘willfully’ infringe Apple patents – January 30, 2013