Seoul: Shares of Samsung Electronics rose more than 3 percent on Tuesday after a United States judge set a December 6 court date to hear Apple Inc's request for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics' smartphones.

The move by the US judge would possibly delay the potential impact of Apple's legal victory.

Samsung shares extended a rebound from the previous session, after dropping 7.5 percent on Monday following Apple's comprehensive win in a US patent lawsuit.

Notably, Apple Inc on Monday sought ban on eight Samsung Electronics Co products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the US market, including popular Galaxy model smartphones.

Apple's win on Friday strengthens its position ahead of the iPhone 5's expected September 12 launch and could cement its market dominance as companies using Google Inc's Android operating system — two-thirds of the global market — may be forced to consider design changes, analysts say.

(Agencies)

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