Samsung Files Lawsuit Over iPhone 5 Release As Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban Is Lifted

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.


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  • Paul

    Man oh Man…this is getting to be my favorite reality show.

  • juan

    They should make a reality show it is going to be next best thing people to watch instead of that stupid show Jersey Shore lmao.

  • Deadeye37

    They just need to throw the CEOs from each of these companies into a cage match. In the cage are only Samsung and Apple Products. Only 1 CEO emerges alive. And the twist? Each CEO can only use products that his company produces

    BWAHAHAHAHA!! *Lightning flashes and thunder crashes*

  • squiggleslash

    While part of me wants to see Samsung stick it to Apple after the absurd jury verdict, I’d much rather see the weakening of the patent system, and the end of these lawsuits.

    If someone really, really, wants to buy an iPhone 5 or Galaxy Nexus, they should have the right to do so. And I’m tired of being told that one ripped off the other – clearly they didn’t, otherwise you wouldn’t have people wanting one, and not wanting to touch the other with a ten foot pole.

    • mattcat03

      I agree with you about this silly patent wars. However, Apple opened up a can of worms here and besides Samsung, Google is also suing them using the acquired motorola patents that Apple allegedly infringed upon. I’m sure we will see more of these fiasco in the future.

      • Whitney

        I think that been settled already. LTE thing is little different because HTC said that it is standard

  • mreveryphone

    This really needs to be made into a snl skit

  • WirelessRefugee

    I swear the only reason these companies like suing each other is that they agreed in the back room:

    “You sue me, then I will sue you. The FREE advertising we both get on the nightly news will far outweigh any ‘pretend judgements’ or rulings that come out.”

    Think about it. Both companies are always in the news, with the anchor talking about each phone’s features in far more detail than a prime time ad could cover, said ads at a considerable expense for nationwide coverage.

    • frigadroid

      Yep, like I said a long time ago they couldn’t possibly win all the claims but they use the courts to make a perception for joe public that they are the real deal & the other guy is the faker. What better way to slander the competition than on the trusted nightly news. Samsdung knew they were out gunned two years ago when they started beefing up their legal staff and even admitted it in a press release. Anyway no reason for us to worry about it since its all part of the doing big business game internationally. Trust me they already have proposals for settling before they even file the lawsuits.

  • albert

    Really quick. Whats so good about the iphone 5 ? Whats new vs stuff thats out there. It seems its all old stuff . Except the maps. Well once they fix it.

    Anyways im with samsung. Stick it to them.

    • Mirad77

      Well they also have Steve Jobs eating his words in his grave with the 4 inch screen. Thought you forgot that.


    go get’em girl

  • Whitney

    Sorry David but this is kinda news. Killing part about is that by the time trial starts apple would have two new iphones out. The trial is not set to begin until 2014

  • kahlayoh

    It all started with apple!!! Ever since Steve Jobs passed and the new guys stepped in, this is what happens. Steve Jobs was never about lawsuits and all this crap, I feel sorry for apple as a company now!