US District Judge Lucy Koh has removed the US ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This will allow it to now be continued to be sold in the US after a three month ban.
“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,” Judge Lucy Koh’s ruling read. “Thus, the sole basis for the June 26 Preliminary Injunction no longer exists. Based on these facts alone, the Court finds it proper to dissolve the injunction.”
“We are pleased with the court’s action today, which vindicates our position that there was no infringement of Apple’s design patent and that an injunction was not called for,” Samsung said in a statement.
The court will hang onto the $2.6 million bond Apple gave, which was there just in-case this happened.
Apple and Samsung are expected back in court on December 6th with Apple wanting a US sales ban on eight of Samsung’s devices.