U.S. court lifts ban allowing Samsung Galaxy Tab sale

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can now be sold in the United States as the court lifts the ban on its sale.

Samsung Galaxy-Tab-10.1
Samsung Galaxy-Tab-10.1

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd was restricted by a US court to sell its tablet PC because of a patent dispute between Apple Inc and the South Korean company.

Although the tablet is an older model, the lift of the ban may prove beneficial for its sale now that the holiday season is inching closer.

Samsung said in a statement that “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,”

In a separate event, Samsung has filed for a new lawsuit in a US court against its rival company Apple saying that the new flagship iPhone5 has infringed on Samsung’s patent. They were noted saying “…we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.”

So technically the war is still on, these two companies have been on each other’s throat since nearly the big bang theory. They are locked in court battles in 10 different countries as each tries to dominate the other in this field of technology.

Reuters has a similar take on the matter and they say that “he injunction on the Galaxy tablet had been put in place ahead of a month-long trial that pitted the iPhone maker against Samsung in a closely watched legal battle that ended in August with a victory for Apple on many of its patent violation claims,” adding that “however, the jury found that Samsung had not violated the patent that was the basis for the tablet injunction and Samsung argued the sales ban should be lifted.”

Judge Lucy Koh, stated in her ruling that “The court does not agree with Apple that Samsung’s motion for dissolution of the June 26 preliminary injunction cannot be fairly decided without resolving Apple’s post-trial motions,”

Apple was not available for a comment.

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