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Judge issues injunction on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

Judge issues injunction on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1
Judge Lucy Koh has reversed her initial decision and has granted Apple a motion for an injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet. Koh had originally turned down Apple's request for the injunction earlier this month, saying that any injunction she grants now could be confusing. A federal appeals court remanded the case back to Koh, telling her to reconsider her ruling on the tablet.

"Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products."-Judge Lucy Koh
While a Samsung spokesman could not be immediately reached for a comment, Apple's Kristin Huguet repeated a previous comment that Samsung's "blatant copying" is wrong. Koh's order will become effective once Apple posts a bond in the amount of $2.6 million. That bond protects Samsung from possible damages it might incur if the injunction is later found to be wrong.

The injunction could prove to be moot since Samsung now offers the Samsung GALAXY Tab (2) 10.1. You can refresh your memory about the newer tablet by checking out our review of the device. For you legal eagles out there, the case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, is Apple Inc v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, 11-1846.

source: Reuters

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posted on 26 Jun 2012, 21:54 30

1. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Apple Geniuses, ban a discontinued tablet. Enjoy your victory while we enjoy the Tab 2 and wait for the Note 10.1

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 21:58 16

3. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


Lol this is Apple at its best.. It sees Android taking over its future in the mobile industry, so they are spending their every penny to ban anything android!

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:03 5

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


Sounds like an iPyrrhic victory to me.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 23:34 5

23. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


they want to ban the original 10.1 Tab? go ahead! that tab is not really a punchline in samsung's arsenal.. let's wait for Note 10.1.. anyway, samsung's strong point is always its Galaxy S line of phones..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:28

45. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Does that mean I can return my t?ablet to bestbuy?

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 21:58 10

2. e.wvu (unregistered)


Umm, is this really an accomplishment for Apple? Samsung will likely not be affected by this in any way.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 21:58 15

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


PHONEARENA should change their name to Apple lawsuits. Com

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 23:26 9

22. JcHnd (Posts: 101; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


maybe iSue.com

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 05:27 2

36. fishywishy (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Why would u put Phonearena down? they are reporting the news. not placing the lawsuits. get a clue and stop being a sheepboy.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 05:55 3

37. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Not putting phonearena down just stating 90 percent of their articles are about apple lawsuits, it was a joke anyway. Of course if you weren't such a tight ass fan boy yourself you'd realize that.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 09:12 1

41. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


you are totally exaggerating...lol

its waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more android articles than iphone...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:15

46. fishywishy (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I own a S3 and never used or owned an iphone... not a fanboy and ur not funny

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 21:59 10

5. phnrpt (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 May 2012)


apple Inc is the number one thief, and it calls all others are thievs.
apple Inc's products should be banned permernantly from the U.S. market.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:02 7

6. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah, read somewhere that Apple just patented wireless charging, stealing from Samsung and Palm ehh? So much for "blatent copying". The article will come to PhoneArena soon.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:48 3

17. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I'm sure they'll put it on the shelf next to their face unlock patent.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 23:39 3

24. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


saw the article on flipboard.. and i was like: flip the table..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:28 7

15. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


In a way that is true. I read the Steve Jobs bio and it does say that the graphical interface first used in the Apple I computer was actually stolen from another company. And that is a fact.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:51 5

18. JGuinan007 (Posts: 685; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I think they stole that from Xerox

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 04:05 3

31. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Yep, stolen from Xerox PARC... many of the iDefenders will claim that Apple paid for use of the GUI, but what was actually paid for was a tour. A tour! Jobs & Co. saw the GUI and ran with it. Unfortunately for Xerox they did not realize they had a valid suit at the time, were still trying to work out licensing with Apple, or just didn't have the resources allocated for legal action (not sure which), but they didn't file a suit in time.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:32

47. stealthd (unregistered)


Yeah that's not what happened. They did go on a tour. Then they made a deal to license technology in exchange for investing in Apple. As soon as Apple went public, that investment paid off. So no, nothing was "stolen" (besides the fact you can't "steal" an idea in the first place), they gave it away.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 08:25

39. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Oh yeah that's who it was. That's just wrong on so many levels. Especially considering the way they handle themselves legally nowadays. . .

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:04 10

8. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


If Apple's iPhones and iPads are allowed into the U.S. after it was ruled that they infringed on Motorola's patent I will lose all hope in the court system. It would be completely unfair for Apple to get infringing Samsung products banned but not for Motorola to get infringing Apple products banned.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:28 6

13. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


So true.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 10:04

43. MARKSPEAR77 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


in short they paid the judge, lol....

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:04 4

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol. Pyrrhic victory much? Oh well. On to the next story.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:22 6

10. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...I know...I shouldn't write this...but just for fun -

May jobs's soul rest in peace now...victory over a dead device for dead man's wish!

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:22 2

11. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Yet another adjudicated case of Samsung caught stealing Apple IP.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:47 6

16. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Stealing what?

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:58 7

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The Apple Fanboy trolls never have any proof or anything logical to say. They are just mindless sheep waiting for the Apple Slaughterhouse.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 23:56 2

25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


They lost the case. That would be considered proof.

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