Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban Lifted in United States

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has officially reversed the temporary injunction that she had placed on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, after it was determined that the tablet does not violate any Apple patents in the landmark jury trial between Apple and Samsung. Apple can still pursue a permanent injunction against the older Samsung tablet, although the removal of a temporary sales ban will now allow Samsung to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 during the holiday shopping season.

“We are pleased with the court’s action today, which vindicates our position that there was no infringement of Apple’s design patent and that an injunction was not called for,” Samsung said in a statement.

Apple and Samsung are involved in a massive legal battle against each other that spans across ten different countries. Last August, it was determined that Samsung owes Apple over $1 billion in damages for copying the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad devices, among other reasons. Most recently, Samsung added the iPhone 5 to the list of Apple devices it finds to be infringing upon eight patents in a seperate patent lawsuit.


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