Barnes And Noble Fails To End Nook Lawsuit

12/30/2010 06:58 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS - News) lost its bid to dismiss Spring Design Inc's lawsuit accusing the largest U.S. bookseller of illegally copying a screen design for the popular Nook electronic book reader.

Spring Design will be allowed to pursue claims accusing Barnes & Noble of misappropriating trade secrets, breach of contract and unfair competition, according to a ruling in the federal court in San Jose, California.

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