The ruling came from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose. Apple's Siri lawsuit involves different patents than the case that went to trial in California last year.
A Samsung representative declined to comment, and an Apple spokeswoman could not immediately be reached.
Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict last August against Samsung, but last week Koh slashed about
Apple has appealed and a ruling is not expected until September at the earliest.
Apple also accused Samsung in a second lawsuit of violating a separate batch of patents, including the rights to search technology that is part of the iPhone Siri voice feature. That case is scheduled for trial in March 2014.
At a hearing last month, Koh asked whether the second case should be put on hold until after the appeals court ruled on the first. Apple objected to the idea, and on Friday Koh ruled that the case could continue.
However, Koh ordered both companies to
The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Apple Inc. vs Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, 12-630.