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Bryan M. Wolfe
| October 2, 2012
As Samsung Zeros In On iPhone 5, The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban Is Lifted
The iPhone 5 is officially in Samsung’s crosshairs, according to AppleInsider. In a new court filing, Samsung contends that the iPhone 5 infringes on their wireless technology patents. The document, which we've included here, was added to Apple’s Galaxy Nexus case, for which Samsung is countering. Samsung suggested in September that they would go after the iPhone 5 once Apple released it. The sixth-generation iPhone arrived on Sept. 21. In a statement to Reuters, Samsung said: "... we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights." federal judge has lifted the sales ban in the U.S. for the Samsung Galaxy 10.1, which was issued in June. According to AllThingsD, Judge Lucy Koh had originally implemented the ban based on a strong likelihood that a jury would find Samsung had infringed on a specific Apple design patent when creating the Galaxy. However, a California jury said otherwise. In August, Apple won $1 billion in a landmark patent infringement case against Samsung. However, the jury concluded that, at least with the Galaxy, no infringement occurred. Because of this, Judge Lucy Koh concluded:
The Court agrees with Samsung that the sole basis for the June 26 Preliminary Injunction was the Court’s finding that Samsung likely infringed the D’889 Patent. The jury has found otherwise. Thus, the sole basis for the June 26 Preliminary Injunction no longer exists.Koh could still impose a permanent sales ban on the Galaxy and other Samsung products after a hearing in December. Both stories suggest that the battle between Apple and Samsung isn't going away anytime soon. We'll keep you updated. Sources: AppleInsider, AllThingsD