In Northern California, The US federal judge made a landmark patent suit between these two companies. The second Apple suit against Samsung can go forward.
Apple won $1.05 billion dollars against Samsung last year. The US District Judge rejected the iPhone makers request for a permanent injunction.
A separate file accuses Samsung of violating a group of patents by Apple.
The US District Judge might put the second case, the siri case, on hold , because the first case would resolve both cases.
The US District said the Siri case would not be suspended but both companies must simplify the case by reducing the number of legal claims and witnesses.