A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals blocked Apple’s request in October to ban sales of Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy line of smartphones. Since then, the company has asked the nine active Federal Circuit judges to reconsider their decision, while Samsung has urged the appeals court to stand by its pretrial ruling. Reuters reported on Monday that Samsung argued in a recent court filing that Apple (AAPL) did not have enough evidence to show a “causal nexus” between its patented technology and iPhone sales to warrant a sales ban against the Galaxy Nexus. The company went on to state that because the Federal Circuit’s panel already ruled against Apple with “well established” reasoning, the iPhone maker should not be allowed to seek another injunction. The two companies are scheduled to face off in another major patent trial in March 2014, at which point a majority of the devices in question will be outdated.
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