A U.S. appeals court has ruled that Apple can press its bid for an immediate block on the sale of some tablets made by Samsung based on allegations of infringement of one patent, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/prcEf).

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the judge in a district court in California had erred in deciding that Apple failed to show that it was likely to succeed on the merits, the article adds. The dispute over that one patent is part of a larger legal proceeding in California. In mid-April, Apple and Samsung agreed that their chief executives would participate in settlement talks to try to resolve the dispute, according to a court filing, notes “Reuters.”

Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. Almost two weeks ago a German court dismissed two cases brought by Apple and Samsung against each other as part of the ongoing legal battle.