Review of current ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be done by Judge Koh
After Samsungs big loss to Apple in the Northern California case last month, they need to start getting some good news. Even before the trial was held, Apple convinced Judge Koh to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 because it infringed on Apple patents as part of the case between Apple and Samsung. Now, it looks like that decision is going to be revisited by Judge Koh. The primary reason for that is that the patent Apple was claiming infringement on was not one which the jury found that Samsung had infringed on.
The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington has agreed with Samsung and has sent the injunction case back to the original court. That is the court of Judge Koh who issued the injunction before the trial was held. Now that the appeals court has ruled, she will have to make a determination to maintain the injunction or lift it. Lifting the ban would open the door to Samsung selling this tablet which is popular in other parts of the world.
The ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was issued on June 26th based on the information presented by Apple and that basis is no longer valid. Though exactly how courts rule is not easily guessed, this one seems to be pretty straight forward. With the underlying reason for the ban no longer valid, Judge Koh should lift the injuction against Samsung.
If the ban is lifted, Samsung will be able to immediately begin selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the beginning of the big holiday shopping seasons. Even if Samsung does get the ban lifted, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is going to have tough competition with the Galaxy Note 10.1. Samsung is expected to put a lot of advertising behind the latest 101. inch tablet on the market.