Apple’s Attempt to Ban Eight Samsung Devices Won’t Take Place Until December

Good news for Samsung has emerged in the aftermath of its patent litigation trial with Apple, as U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has decided that Apple’s request to ban eight different Samsung devices has been put off until December 6th to allow time for other post-trial matters.

“Having considered the scope of Apple’s preliminary injunction request, the additional posttrial motions that the parties have already filed and will file, and the substantial overlap between the analysis required for Apple’s preliminary injunction motion and the parties’ various other posttrial motions, the Court believes consolidation of the briefing and hearing on the post-trial motions is appropriate,” Koh said.

The delay in Apple’s hearing will allow for Samsung and its partners to sell these devices during the upcoming holiday shopping season, although many of the smartphones are older models that are no longer being sold on the market. We’ll find out the fate of these devices on December 6th at 1:30 PM Pacific.

[AllThingsD]

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