US court reverses ban on Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Apple patent dispute
London: A ban on imports of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus in America has reportedly been reversed by a US appeals court.
The US Court of Appeals said the district court in California, which had issued the ban in June, had ‘abused its discretion in entering an injunction’.
According to the BBC, Samsung welcomed the latest decision, and said that it ‘confirms that the role of patent law is to protect innovation and not to unreasonably stifle competition and restrict consumer choice.’
“We will continue to take all appropriate measures to ensure the availability of our innovative products,” Samsung said.
Earlier this year, a California court awarded Apple 1.05 billion dollars in damages, after ruling several of its software and design technologies had been infringed by Samsung.
Samsung has since challenged that verdict and called for a retrial.
According to the report, earlier this month, a sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the US was also lifted.