Apple wants December 6th motions hearing moved up
Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. Apple says that Samsung's motion should not be heard before its motion.
Both sides have their Rule 50 motions to argue. These are motions heard by the judge, requesting changes in the jury verdict. For Samsung, it is seeking to overturn the jury's decision. For Apple, it will argue that the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is an Apple iPad look-alike and would like the judge to direct a verdict against Samsung for infringing on Apple's design patents. That would allow Apple to keep the U.S. sales ban on the tablet. That injunction not only blocks Stateside sales of the GALAXY Tab 10.1, but also "any future products that are no more than colorably different," which is why the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N can't be sold in the States. That tablet was rolled out by Samsung in Germany to get around an injunction in that country. The difference between the two tablets is the metal trim that was added to the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N.
Additionally, citing Judge Koh's pre-trial decision that the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 infringes on Apple patents, and the words of Circuit Court Judge O'Malley's dissenting opinion that the tablet did infringe on Apple's IP, the iPad manufacturer is seeking a permanent injunction on Samsung's tablet.
source: FOSSPatents via electronista