US District Court Judge Denise Cote originally took issue with the settlement because Apple could end up only paying $70 million.
A US judge rules that Apple won't "suffer irreparable harm" if Samsung continues to sell various older smartphone models that may include patent-infringing components.
Judge Lucy Koh says class action suit, also involving Intel and Adobe, has compelling evidence that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was "a, if not the, central figure in the alleged conspiracy."
Microsoft had sought to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining emails in Ireland without first getting the country's consent.
After the tech giant agrees to pay millions in the e-book price-fixing lawsuit, the presiding judge says, "I'm concerned about the terms of the settlement."
After a district court judge rejected a $324.5 million settlement in August, the tech firms are hoping the Ninth Circuit will intervene.
The District Court of Utah granted a preliminary injunction against Aereo, which previously had skirted being shut down in other lawsuits against it filed by broadcasters.
After a federal judge threw out a settlement in August, the two sides have come together and are requesting a new trial date.
Following surprise spot check of Microsoft offices in the country last month, China raises new questions about the company's sales and distribution policy.