Apple has filed an opposition to Samsung’s motion to lift the U.S. ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet sales. Apple won the preliminary injunction as part of its ongoing legal battle with Samsung over mobile device patent infringement claims.
Florian Mueller of “FOSS Patents” (www.fosspatents.com/) writes: “When Judge Koh denied Samsung’s request to stay the injunction a few months ago, she referred to Samsung’s statements on the absence of major harm, for example, “that ‘sales of the accused Galaxy Tab 10.1 will soon fall to zero’ because it is near ‘the end of its product lifecycle,’ and that the injunction would not have ‘a significant impact’ on its business since ‘the successor model to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is already on the market,'” said Florian Mueller of Foss Patents. “Apple’s brief today notes that Samsung wanted to have those passages redacted, but Judge Koh decided that these should be in the public record.”
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.