Apple's bid to impose a permanent ban on the sale of eight Samsung smartphones in the US has been pushed back to December.
The iPhone manufacturer has applied for a preliminary injunction against eight devices, which had been scheduled to be heard on 20 September. However, Apple's request for a permanent injunction will now be heard on 6 December, and it is unclear whether the court will deal with the preliminary injunctions then or the original September date.
The delay in proceedings saw Samsung's share price increase by 3% on Tuesday (28 August). The shares are currently trading at 4.6% below its pre-trial price, according to Reuters.
Apple is seeking to get the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II AT&T model, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, Galaxy S II T-Mobile model, Galaxy S II Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail banned. Samsung lost its patent case against Apple on Friday (24 August) and was ordered to pay $1.05bn in damages.
Meanwhile, Samsung is launching the latest iteration of its Galaxy Note 'phablet' at the IFA trade show in Berlin today (29 August). The manufacturer has sold more than 10 million Galaxy Notes since it launched the device last year.
Editor: Graeme Neill