US ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lifted

2 Oct 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

A preliminary injunction on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US, which was ordered in June ahead of the patents trial between Apple and Samsung, has been lifted by Judge Lucy Koh.

The tablet was just one of many Samsung devices charged with infringing on Apple’s patents in a trial that saw the former found guilty of infringement and charged over US$1bn in damages. However, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was found not to have infringed on Apple’s tablet design patent in the 24 August verdict.

Following a limited remand by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Koh, who presided over the patents trial, decided to dissolve the ban, Foss Patents reports.

Later this year, on 6 December, another hearing will see Samsung appeal the verdict of the patents trial and have it overturned, while Apple will be seeking to ban sales of eight Samsung devices in the US.

Alongside this, Apple is also pursuing a second case against Samsung devices based on a different set of patents. This trial is scheduled to take place next year.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.