In a sigh of relief for Apple and its smartwatch enthusiasts, a federal appeals court has granted a temporary stay on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ban that threatened to halt sales of the latest Apple Watch models. This unexpected twist in the ongoing intellectual property dispute with medical tech company Masimo buys Apple breathing room as it fights to keep its popular devices on the market.
The ITC order, triggered by a Masimo patent infringement claim related to the Apple Watch's blood oxygen sensor, sent shockwaves through the tech world. In anticipation of the ban, Apple. . .