The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a temporary immediate stay on the preliminary injunction a federal judge issued on Tuesday against Samsung for the Galaxy Nexus.
Samsung was hit with a patent infringement lawsuit yesterday over an emoticon patent (see below). Plaintiff Varia Holdings LLC charges that Samsung mobile phones violate its 2007 U.S. Patent (No. 7,167,731) for an “Emoticon Input Method and Apparatus.”
Of course, there are a few twists to this case.
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