Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Found to Have Violated Apple Patents in the US

October 14, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It seems the war between Apple and Samsung will not end so soon. The Cupertino-based company’s constant battle with Samsung has resulted in more than 20 cases in 10 countries.

You might remember the bitter incident where Samsung was forced to withdraw the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the IFA Berlin due to the Apple case.

The latest we hear on that front says an US Court has found that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 had violated some of the Apple iPad patents. One interesting aspect here is that Apple will now have to prove the validity of the infringed patents so as to step into the next phase of the case.

Court Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple’s injunction request based on the “utility” patent infringement. And, the judge has also asked the company to provide some clarity on the three other design patents and their law support in the US. She feels the utility patent as doubtful and is expected to spell out an order in a short while.

Apple, arguing that Samsung products like Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S 4G have copied some of the features from their iPad and iPhones, had filed the case back in April. The main demand is that these devices should be banned in the US.

The woes for Samsung seem to stay on, with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 now temporarily banned in Australia by a local court. What do you think? Is Samsung losing the battle?


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