Tech Business Roundup: Judge Lifts Samsung Ban, Microsoft Rumor Continues

A temporary domestic sales ban on Samsung’s (SSNLF.PK) older Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been lifted by Judge Lucy Koh after a jury decided in August that the device did not violate the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) patent in question. In the meantime, Samsung has filed a motion claiming that the iPhone 5 violates some of its own IP, which adds to an existing lawsuit.

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The rumor concerning Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) smartphone doesn’t want to go away. A company executive denied the rumor that Microsoft might compete with Windows Phone partners such as Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), back in June. However, according to a “trusted source” to BGR, Redmond is working on a high-end smartphone with an intro expected in the coming months.

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