Appeals Court overrturns injunction on Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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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23 Comments

1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Slowly knots are removing..

2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 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!

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.

5. GoodFella

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 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

17. e.wvu unregistered

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

23. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

6. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

14. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

just go to xda

7. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Smell like bride

8. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

oooooo yea, its coming!

11. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

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.

13. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 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

15. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

waiting... waiting... waiting for a troll apple fan to bash everyone around. :)) Good to hear this news. Gnexus is a good phone. :D

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really good phone!

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

19. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 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.

21. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

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

20. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 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?

22. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 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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