Fed. Circ. Won't Let Apple Skip Panel In Injunction Appeal

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 9:11 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday rejected Apple Inc.'s request for the full court to hear its appeal of a denied permanent injunction on several Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. smartphones found by a jury to infringe Apple’s patents, telling Apple to make its case to a panel of the court first.

While the court decided not to hear the appeal en banc at the outset, it suggested to Apple that it might be persuaded to change its mind. Apple in January made the unusual request for an...
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