Apple seeks a way in court to keep 2 of its best watches on shelves during bitter patent dispute

Apple has filed an emergency motion to resume selling two of its popular watches while awaiting a final decision on its broader appeal in a patent dispute. The company argues that it would suffer irreparable harm if previous court orders remain in place for the two weeks it will take for the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to respond to its appeal. Analysts estimate that Apple’s holiday-season sales could be reduced by $300 million to $400 million as a result of the sales halt. The ITC had previously determined that Apple had infringed on two patents owned by Masimo Corp. and Cercacor Laboratories, both U.S. companies.

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