The court will again consider the case by the end of this month
A US judge denied a request by Samsung Electronics to lift a ban on sales of its Galaxy Nexus phone in the country, second legal setback for the South Korean giant in its legal battles with Apple.
Last week, US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, granted Apple’s request for the preliminary injunction following which Samsung said it would continue to appeal against the injunction.
The judge ruled that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone likely to have infringed on four patents, including a patent covering technology used in Apple’s "Siri" voice-activated assistance available used the iPhone 4S.
On June 26, Apple has won a preliminary sales injunction to stop Samsung Electronics from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country.
Apple had filed a lawsuit against Samsung in 2011, alleging the company of infringing the iPhone and iPad.
‘Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision that denied our motion to stay. We believe today’s ruling will ultimately reduce the availability of superior technological features to consumers in the United States,’ Samsung said in a statement.
"Regardless, we will continue to pursue a request for an appeal of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 preliminary injunction, which we filed on 26 June to the court of appeals for the federal circuit."
The trial regarding the case is slated to begin on 30 July.