Apple Watch Sales Ban Temporarily Lifted Courtesy Of US Appeals Court
The ban on Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Apple Watch Series 9 in the US has temporarily been lifted which means the devices are back on sale for the time being.
After the Biden administration decided not to veto the sales ban, Apple filed an emergency request to the United States Court of Appeals. The court has now accepted a temporarily stay while it reviews Apple’s request, which has resulted in the ban on the aforementioned Apple Watches lifted for the time being.
The International Trade Commission now has until January 10th to respond to Apple’s request for a full stay while the appeal plays out.
The ITC gave its decision against Apple after Masimo accused the later of hiring its employees to steal tech related to blood oxygen monitoring in the Apple Watch.
Apple is said to be working on a software update which the company thinks will resolve the issue related to infringement complaint filed by Masimo. Masimo on the other hand has stated that no software update can fix this problem as Apple will need to make changes related to blood oxygen monitoring hardware inside the Apple Watch.
We will of course keep you up to date on any further developments on this case. You can check our United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit order for temporarily lifting of Apple Watch ban below: