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.

 

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  • ohim
    Seriously , each time i see an apple suing someone i want to punch an apple product buyer in the face just for supporting this scumbag of a company.
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  • aracheb
    no patent infringement, then what was the freaking verdict for the 1 billion based on?
    Can't understand this.

    how can they be guilty in a patent lawsuit when there where no patent infringed?

    Bought judge and biased jury?
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  • freggo
    arachebno patent infringement, then what was the freaking verdict for the 1 billion based on?Can't understand this.how can they be guilty in a patent lawsuit when there where no patent infringed?Bought judge and biased jury?


    On the Phones... iPhone vs Samsung's line of smart phones.
    Apple prefers to sue rather than try to win by having a better product at a competitive price.
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  • mikenygmail
    Samsung should buy AMD.
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  • aracheb
    no patent infringement, then what was the freaking verdict for the 1 billion based on?
    Can't understand this.

    how can they be guilty in a patent lawsuit when there where no patent infringed?

    Bought judge and biased jury?
    22
  • hate machine
    Samsung should buy Microsoft.
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