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Judge Lifts Sales Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

by Todd Haselton | October 2, 2012October 2, 2012 8:30 am PST

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Judge Lucy Koh, the judge who presided over the Apple v Samsung case, has lifted a sales injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung was barred from selling the tablet in the United States on June 26th. Following the jury’s decision that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 didn’t infringe on a specific Apple’s patent, Samsung filed for a motion to dissolve that ban on August 26, but Judge Lucy Koh said it was out of her power to lift it at the time.

“The Court agrees with Samsung that the sole basis for the June 26 Preliminary Injunction was the Court’s finding that Samsung likely infringed the D’889 Patent,” an official court document written by Judge Lucy Koh, and obtained by The Verge, explained. “The jury has found otherwise. Thus, the sole basis for the June 26 Preliminary Injunction no longer exists.” It’s still possible that Apple will fight for another injunction, however, since the jury did find that the tablet infringes on other patents.

[via The Verge]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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