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Some good news for Samsung fans today as a US court removed a temporary sales ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Apple had previously won. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an older model, but Samsung hopes stocking it back on store shelves prior to the holiday season run-up might boost some additional sales.
“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.
In a separate motion, Samsung followed through on a promise to file a motion against the Apple saying the iPhone 5 has infringed on Samsung company patents, including those of the LTE variety.
In a statement, Samsung said: “…we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights.”
As for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the single basis for the removal of the preliminary injunction is due to the jury finding that the Galaxy Tab did not violate Samsung’s D’889 patent.
“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,” Judge Lucy Koh said in her ruling.
Once again, this situation is heating up.