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Apple seeks U.S. ban on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1; tablet could be pulled from stores next month

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Apple seeks U.S. ban on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1; tablet could be pulled from stores next month
Apple recently won a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, finding that Apple's design-related patent on the Apple iPad is valid. That overturned the ruling made by a California court that prevented Apple from seeking an injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. With the ruling from the Appeals court in its pocket, late Friday Apple filed a motion seeking an injunction on the Samsung tablet which could result in the device getting pulled from stores as soon as next month.

FOSS Patent's Florian Mueller said that Apple's injunction motion has a great chance in succeeding considering that one Circuit Court Judge believes that a ban is warranted by the evidence presented by Apple and even issued a dissenting opinion saying that simply tossing the original verdict in the California was not enough relief for the Cupertino based manufacturer, and that Apple deserved more.
"Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley argued that the CAFC should have reversed the decision in order to provided Apple with immediate injunctive relief in light of the irreparable harm it is suffering. But the majority of the judges saw 'no reason to believe that there will necessarily be delay, or if there is delay that it will be unjustifiable."-Florian Mueller
This is the second time that Apple is seeking an injunction in the U.S. on the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. Judge Lucy Koh denied the first request along with a request to ban the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and the Samsung Infuse 4G, and now is being asked by Apple to make a ruling on the injunction without a hearing. Since the Judge already heard arguments about the same issue in October, this is not an unusual request. Considering that the CEO's of both Apple and Samsung (Tim Cook and Gee-Sung Choi, respectively) are expected to try to sit down and discuss a settlement on both May 21st and 22nd, Apple has given its rival and parts supplier until May 25th to respond to the motion.

Soon to be banned in the U.S.?

Soon to be banned in the U.S.?

If the CEO-level talks fail, the Korean based Samsung will most likely request a hearing on the injunction motion on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 which could take lace on June 7th when a separate injunction involving the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is to be heard. If Apple does win an injunction, it could lead to a redesign of the tablet. That is what Samsung did in Germany when an injunction was issued against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 in the country which forced Samsung to re-issue the tablet as the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N. Considering that Samsung has already launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), it might all be a moot point anyway.

source: FOSSPatents

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posted on 19 May 2012, 05:00 31

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Bulls**t crazy Apple why don't you just ban all tablets and touchscreen phones not just Samsung.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:52 3

39. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Or they could jus stop copying apples greatness and majesty

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:04 4

47. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


samsung phones and tablets are nothing like apple stuff? tell me sithman hows the 10.1 tab copying apples greatness? the tablet i saw was thinner and lighter and had more options and was faster? looks to me like apple is trying to keep up with samsung.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:54 4

41. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If Apple is granted an injunction, expect Sammy to just ship the N series tablets to the U.S. They have been down this path in Germany already. It probably is time to just switch to the N series and clear inventory of non-N series product wherever Apple does not have sales injunctions in place.

No big deal.

posted on 19 May 2012, 23:50 3

62. Android2627 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Steve Jobs and Apple Team Definitely require a Blow JOB!!

Always PATENT PATENT PATENT WTF CHEATERS.. THUGS & Looters

posted on 19 May 2012, 05:28 24

2. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


The know that the Tab 10.1 is much superior than the ipad, so might take some market share of ipad :P so they are scared and seeking a ban on 10.1

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:50 4

32. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Even though I extremely hate Apple and how they deal with patents, I have to disagree with that.

The only thing the Galaxy Tab is better than the iPad at is the software which is Android. Again, that's thanks to Google not Samsung.

In terms of Hardware the iPad beats the Galaxy Tab having a longer battery life(Even though it has a lot of issues), better screen and a better processor.

Yeah I know I will get dislikes for criticizing Samsung...so be it

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:29 5

35. tedkord (Posts: 12219; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've gotta agree. While Android has surpassed iOS on the smartphone, tablets haven't gotten there yet. The iPad is still the best in the market. And, I despise Apple's business tactics.

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:53 4

40. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I agree with u guys 100%

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:57 1

46. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


And oh I forgot to mention that The Galaxy Tab still runs on Honeycomb, not the promised ICS update...

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:02 16

3. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


PA should stop quoting Florian (Apples bottom b*tch) Mueller. That just confuses things further.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:47

15. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


^^ This.

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:34 2

4. pongkie (Posts: 634; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


android is taking blows on all sides

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:27 21

10. Fireball (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Androids are taking blows because apple is afraid of a little friendly competiton...Androids are the best...I would take an android any day over apple...apple is too restricted and corny...

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:58 2

17. pongkie (Posts: 634; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


don't take it as im an apple fan. im just trying to say that apple and MS is hitting android at the same time. I currently have a SGS2 so I also use android. the problem with you is that you jump on conclusions too quickly.

posted on 19 May 2012, 18:57

60. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I don't think he was implying it as sort of a 'comeback' to your comment. Though you never know with some of the people here, and it's hard to sense someone's tone over the internet. But yes, he is right. Apple has been suing Android manufacturers left and right because instead of releasing products that can actually match with the competition (not including sales) they just try to bring the manufacturer down by suing and banning their products to make themselves seem better. A select few of their lawsuits were actually legitimate, the rest are just ridiculous.

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:36 6

5. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


So Apple is trying to stop Samsung while Microsoft is trying to stop Motorola. :( not much room for growth in the Phone and tablet market thanks to these two .

posted on 19 May 2012, 06:50 2

6. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


samsung is a copycat!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:24 9

8. Fireball (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 May 2012)


So what ...what company isn't...it is nice to have choices...apple is greedy and is monopolizing the market...I don't know if you noticed or not but greed gets you no where...watch the news!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:25 7

12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the news sensationalizes everything. If greed got you nowhere, then Steve Jobs wouldnt have died a super rich multi multi billionaire head of a company with more money in the bank than the entire US government. He did it by being an ass, stepping on people, stealing from other companies and then suing them into submission, and violating human rights the whole way.

Moral of the story.. in real life greed gets you everywhere if you know how to play the game.. and he sure as heck did.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:58 4

18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Reminds me a story about Steve Jobs daughter.

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:33 3

31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


oh you mean the one he refused to admit was his for like decades until the last few years of his life?

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:58 1

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Brennan-Jobs

posted on 19 May 2012, 11:31 4

36. tedkord (Posts: 12219; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That, to me, defines the man more than anything else. I disliked his ego and vindictiveness toward other companies, that's just business. His treatment of his daughter was truly awful, and was his greatest sin.

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:48 5

25. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


BOO HOO.. Apple is just scared of losing in the Smartphone and Tablet market. Why don't you go home and hug ur little iPhone 4S toy and cry like a boss. Hasta La Vista, Appleboy.

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:16 5

7. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i dont like Samsung nor Android but I dont think it would be called "Success" if you wont even let the competition join in the fight.. i mean, i love Apple and all but stopping the competition would mean no competition at all so there would be no room for innovation.. imagin if everything was just made by Apple.. sounds too boring.. i know Apple would still win no matter what Android gadget comes along so they dont have to do all that patent crap..

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:24 9

9. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


I'm sick with you, APPLE!!!

posted on 19 May 2012, 07:48 2

11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Well Samsung, you're paying for your past mistakes. Hopefully from now on you've change. Galaxy 3 is an example.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:26 3

13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Since samsung is already producing the 10.1n models, they should just switch them out for the american models and make it the value priced Tab 10.1 since the Tab2 and Note 10.1 are just bout here.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:34 6

14. tiburonpineda (Posts: 40; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Apple is gonna go down, just wait I know is coming.

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