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US Judge Lucy Koh rules Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes Apple’s Patents – however, no injunction has been granted

Samsung has infringed Apple’s patents. This is according to a recent ruling of US Judge Lucy Koh. However, an injunction to ban the sales of Samsung products has not been granted yet.

Judge Koh informed the Cupertino firm that it must prove that it has sole rights to the three patents in question that affect the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy S 4G. If Apple successfully proves that they do deserve to own these three patents, the devices in question will be banned from Sale in the US. This will land a huge blow to Samsung.

Meanwhile, in Australia, courts down under have rejected Apple’s request to view Samsung’s upcoming products before they hit the shelves. Justice Annabelle Bennett firmly said that the sales ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not apply to any other Samsung-made product in the market. Apple argues that Samsung is likely to launch a modified version of the 10 inch tablet to get around the sales ban.

Apple argued, “Samsung says Galaxy Tab 10.1, we say any tablet device. We know what may well come is another version of the tablet.

“It’s up to our friends as to how they name it, whether they call it the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or 10.2 or 10.1s or whatever it happens to be.

“Our submission is that direction which would provide us a copy of the version proposed to be launched 10 days in advance.”

It’s not all good news for Samsung though. The same judge ruled that Samsung is prohibited from launching Galaxy Tab 10.1 versions in Australia before a final ruling has been made by the court. It is possible for the ruling to come out in 2012.

Are you rooting for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, or do you think the Korean tech giant’s tablet looks too much like the Apple iPad 2? Give us your opinion.


Judge temporarily bans Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Australia

It looks like the legal battle between Apple and Samsung is further intensifying. Apple has managed to convince an Australian judge to temporarily ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from sale.

Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled, “I am satisfied that it is appropriate to grant an interim injunction.” This means that until the patent dispute between the two has not been resolved, Samsung’s 10 inch cannot be sold in the land down under. This is according to a report by the Telegraph.

Previously, Apple refused an offered settlement from Samsung, which would allow the Korean tech giant to sell the slate in Australia. Back in September, Samsung filed a lawsuit in the New South Wales Registry Federal Court of Australia, claiming that Apple has infringed on its patents.

It looks like this is going to be a never-ending rollercoaster ride of lawsuits and patent disputes between the two tech industry leaders. The Samsung Galaxy Tab was previously banned across Europe and is now banned in Germany.

According to Reuters, we have only seen a few skirmishes between the two companies. The real battle will take place in the US. If Apple manages to get the Tab 10.1 banned in the US, it would strike a serious blow to Samsung.

Samsung is aggressively fighting back. It has file filed lawsuits against Apple’s new iPhone 4S in Paris and Milan. However, we are yet to hear of any ruling pertaining to these filings.

Do you Apple is rightfully protecting its intellectual property, or do you think it has gone too far? Give us your thoughts.