Barnes & Noble Can Release Disputed Nook E-Reader

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 3:10 PM EST) -- California technology company Spring Design Inc. has lost its bid to halt the release of Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook e-reader, with a federal judge ruling that Spring has not sufficiently proven that the bookstore giant used Spring's confidential information to develop its new dual-screen device.

Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday rejected Spring's request for a preliminary injunction after finding that Spring had not shown a likelihood of success on its merits or that an...
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