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Appeals Court overrturns injunction on Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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Appeals Court overrturns injunction on Samsung GALAXY Nexus
Samsung and its fans will be happy to hear that the sales ban placed on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus by Judge Lucy Koh before the jury trial with Apple, has been overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In making the ruling, the Appeals Court said that Judge Koh had abused her discretion in ordering the injunction on the device.

Ironically, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus wasn't even part of the trial that resulted in a $1.05 billion verdict in favor of Apple. Judge Koh had issued the injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Nexus prior to the trial, agreeing with Apple that the phone infringed on Apple's '604 unified search patent also known as the Siri patent The injunction was stayed by the Appeals Court until it could make a ruling on the matter, which it has now done.

The Samsung GALAXY Nexus

The Samsung GALAXY Nexus

The Appeals Court said it reversed Judge Koh not only because she had abused her discretion, but also because Apple could not prove that buyers were purchasing the Samsung GALAXY Nexus because of the infringing technology. In its decision, the Appeals Court wrote that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus could sell just as well even without the infringing technology, which allows users to search the internet and the phone's own memory with a single search. The Appeals Court remanded the case back to Judge Koh.

An injunction that the judge had placed on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 was dismissed by Judge Koh earlier this month. Koh had placed a sales ban on the tablet before the trial saying that a reasonable jury would find that the tablet infringed on Apple's design patents for the Apple iPad. Surprise! The jury found that the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 did not infringe on Apple's design patents and while the jury did find that it had violated some of Apple's software patents, Judge Koh set the tablet free.

source: Reuters

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 18:58 28

1. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Slowly knots are removing..

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:00 21

2. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


"The Appeals Court said it reversed Judge Koh not only because she had abused her discretion, but also because Apple could not prove that buyers were purchasing the Samsung GALAXY Nexus because of the infringing technology."

Ya dig? Sounds like while bat s**t insanity is taking root elseware, common sense is seeping in through some cracks...

QUICK APPLE! Better plug up those cracks with some green paper fast, the old filling has dissapeared!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:01 15

3. e.wvu (unregistered)


It's not surprising that the appeals court overturned the injunction ruling. It's asinine that Judge Kohn would ban a product just over a simple search feature that could be easily fixed with a quick update. I think it's time for Judge Koh to take off the robe.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:08 21

5. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


No!!! I most certainly would NOT want to see her with her robe off...

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:09 12

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


lol I bet under her rob is really steve jobs. and tells the world he faked his death to take down samsung in his own way

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:18 7

17. e.wvu (unregistered)


LMAO! I think I should of worded that a little differently. Didn't mean put that image in your mind.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:10 2

23. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Agreed!!! I don't wanna see her in a thong...lol

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:02 8

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Take that! I What a shame and disgrace, ha ha.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:08 8

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Does this mean ill get unified search back on my gs3?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:58 6

14. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


just go to xda

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:08 5

7. oister85 (Posts: 402; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Smell like bride

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:09 16

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I have a feeling its about to be apples turn to feel the pain soon enough

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:17 8

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


oooooo yea, its coming!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:27 12

11. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Never should've been banned in the first place. Joke plaintiff, joke judge, joke trial.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:42 9

12. Aeires (unregistered)


Nice resume Koh is building, rookie judge like herself should never have been given such a high profile case to preside over.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 19:43 5

13. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Funny... I have unified search on my One S.. funny because I never even use it. Neat feature I guess but pointless. Although I know why apple had to put it in their software, I don't know how many times I have to tell people to "put your finger in the left side of the screen,and now slide it to the right, this will open a keyboard" so some people can find the settings. If only they had a way to easily find the home button on Ios devices.... Seriously! The home button... Is hard to figure out for some people

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:01 7

15. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


waiting... waiting... waiting for a troll apple fan to bash everyone around. :))

Good to hear this news. Gnexus is a good phone. :D

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:06 6

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Really good phone!

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 20:31 6

18. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This move is not surprising as it should not had been on an injunction in the first place.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 21:56 5

19. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


All these court dramas seems to be more popular than launch of new phones these days. Apple in particular should concentrate on making better phones/tablets that could attract more people (not just their fanbase) and stop all this nuisance.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 23:41

21. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


...and make their products more affordable too...theyr just too expensive to compete against other products...

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 23:34

20. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


So Samsung won...i was on Samsung's side in the first place of the case trial..do i get 50% off of every Samsung products?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 23:42

22. deuel_18 (Posts: 54; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


So Samsung won...i was on Samsung's side in the first place of the case trial..do i get 50% off of every Samsung products?

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