#<p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-6677" alt="microsoft-in-china" src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/microsoft-in-china.jpg" width="330" height="164" />A US judge has rejected Samsung bid to put Microsoft’s smartphone patent royalties case on hold while the South Korean company pursues arbitration in Hong Kong.</p>
<p>New YorkJudge Jed Rakoff said the lawsuit would proceed despite the arbitration.</p>
<p>Microsoft sued Samsung in August, claiming it broke a collaboration agreement by refusing to make royalty payments after the US company announced its intention to buy Nokia’s handset business in September 2013. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/samsung-cannot-stop-microsoft/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a></p><div class="feedflare">
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