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New Developments in Apple – Samsung Patent Infringement Battle

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by renee wang1 on Flickr

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by renee wang1 on Flickr

This week there have already been two developments in the ongoing patent infringement dispute between Apple and Samsung.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh lifted the injunction on the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, which she had granted over the summer pending the outcome of trial. In August, jurors found that Samsung didn’t infringe on the Apple design patent in creating the Galaxy Tab, and therefore, ruled Judge Koh, the injunction was baseless.

Apple had maintained that the injunction should remain because the jury found Samsung had infringed on other patents still at issue, but Koh rejected that argument.

The other development is Samsung’s new claim that Apple infringed on some its patents in the development of the newly released iPhone 5.

As we’ve discussed here at LegalZoom, Apple was recently awarded $1 billion by a jury that found Samsung willingly infringed on several of Apple’s design patents.

The case involving the iPhone 5 will begin in 2014, but there still seems to be potential claims in the air. Apple is planning to file claims regarding “recently released Samsung products, including the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and the Galaxy Note 10.1 device.”

Stay tuned!

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October 3rd, 2012 at 5:52 am

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