Samsung Gets Second Chance With Galaxy Tab Injunction
In August, tensions between the two tech giants Apple and Samsung finally culminated into one massive battle in the courtroom. In the end, Samsung took a heavy blow to the tune of $1 billion dollars and a preliminary injunction put on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales.
But thanks to the United States appeals system, Samsung was able to get the ban reconsidered on basis that the jury found no patent infringement on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Judge Koh should reconsider the issue, just one month before Samsung's release of its second generation Note.
Although the Galaxy Tab 10.1 may be an older model, a sales ban could prove damaging in the holiday shopping season.
Since the end of the landmark courtroom battle in August, Apple and Samsung have been going back and fourth with appeals and motions in order to work out more favorable trial rulings. Last week, Apple asked for another $707 million in damages from Samsung on top of the $1.05 billion already awarded by the jury.
Samsung, on the other hand, asked for a re-trial due to the time constraints Judge Koh ordered in the previous litigation. Additionally, despite the hundreds of pages of instructions, Samsung argues that the jury committed misconduct during its verdict deliberations.