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

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.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.

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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69 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

39. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Or they could jus stop copying apples greatness and majesty

47. tha.fox

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 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.

41. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

62. Android2627

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Steve Jobs and Apple Team Definitely require a Blow JOB!! Always PATENT PATENT PATENT WTF CHEATERS.. THUGS & Looters

2. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 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

32. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 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

35. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

40. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

I agree with u guys 100%

46. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

15. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

^^ This.

4. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

android is taking blows on all sides

10. Fireball

Posts: 4; Member since: May 19, 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...

17. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

60. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

5. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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 .

6. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

samsung is a copycat!!!

8. Fireball

Posts: 4; Member since: May 19, 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!!!

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Reminds me a story about Steve Jobs daughter.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

36. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

25. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

7. Cosmo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 03, 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..

9. imsickwithphone

Posts: 76; Member since: May 17, 2012

I'm sick with you, APPLE!!!

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

14. tiburonpineda

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

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