A U.S. appeals court has rejected Apple’s request to fast-track its bid for a sales ban on several Samsung phones, ruling the iPhone maker could not argue its case to the full appeals court right away,” reports “Reuters” (http://tinyurl.com/agx3kec)

A lower court judge had rejected Apple’s bid for a permanent injunction following a jury trial last year. In its ruling on Monday, the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., said a three-judge panel will first consider Apple’s appeal, and the full appeals court would not decide whether to hear the case until after that, notes “Reuters.”

This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.