U.S. District Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank refused to side with either dick clark productions or the show's organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Each side had been asking the judge to determine whether agreements between the two entities gave the production company the right to negotiate an extension with NBC.
Her ruling states a disputed 1993 agreement could be interpreted in favor of either side and its meaning should be determined by a jury.
Both sides argued their case during a daylong hearing last week in Los Angeles.
The trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 30.