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Apple Appeals Rejection of Samsung Smartphone Sales Ban

Apple Inc. appealed a federal judge’s ruling last week denying the company’s bid for a sales ban on Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones found to have infringed the iPhone maker’s patents.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, for a second time on March 6 rejected Apple’s request to ban more than 20 Samsung smartphones, no longer on the market, that were at issue in the companies’ first U.S. patent trial in 2012. Apple filed a one-paragraph notice today in Koh’s court saying it will ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington to review the case.