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Judge Sides With Samsung In Apple Court Battle; Galaxy Nexus Sales Allowed

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A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple’s iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with Samsung Electronics Corp. in its ongoing patent dispute with Apple Inc.

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday overturned a judge’s order blocking Samsungfrom selling its Galaxy Nexus smart phone pending a patent lawsuit by Apple.

Apple accuses Samsung of stealing its smartphone and tablet computer technology.

A jury in September agreed with the company and ordered Samsung to pay $1 billion. Samsung has moved to set the judgment aside.

In its Thursday ruling, the appeals court said Apple had failed to show that any of the patent violations it accused Samsung of would immediately and irreparably hurt its own sales. It said Judge Lucy Koh had abused her discretion in granting Apple a preliminary injunction earlier this year.

The decision allowed Samsung to continue selling the Galaxy Nexus.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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