Galaxy Nexus ban lifted in Samsung vs Apple case

If you thought the Apple vs Samsung court battles were over, you were wrong – evidenced once again today by another big ruling: an overturning of a preliminary sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. Of particular importance is this overturned ban from sales of the Galaxy Nexus because of its status with Google as one of their hero Nexus family phones, working with a "Vanilla" version of their Android software, not modified by the manufacturer, that is to say. Here the Apple vs Samsung court cases rage on beyond the one that appeared to be over for just a moment earlier this Summer.

This banning started all the way back in June and continued to receive updated statuses throughout the following weeks. At the moment it would appear that the U.S. appeals court has overturned the preliminary injunction banning the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from sales in the USA.

This ruling is hinged on the idea that the case will return back to a California court for reconsideration rather soon. The lawsuit included – and continues to include – eight patents that Apple says Samsung infringed back in February. The lower court handling this case agreed that Samsung was guilty indeed and the ban stayed in place until here nearer Autumn when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has taken command.

This court of appeals previously agreed to a stay on the injunction from sales on the Galaxy Nexus but has now changed their minds, saying that the district court in California "abused its discretion in entering an injunction." So grab your wallets and get to picking up a brand new Nexus, folks. Meanwhile check out the timeline below of additional recent court appearances by Apple and Samsung in their eternal struggle against one another!

[via Rueters]