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.

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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GALAXY Tab 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery 6800 mAh



1. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

3. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 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!

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sounds like an iPyrrhic victory to me.

23. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 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..

45. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

2. e.wvu unregistered

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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

PHONEARENA should change their name to Apple lawsuits. Com

22. JcHnd

Posts: 287; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

maybe iSue.com

36. fishywishy

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

41. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

you are totally exaggerating...lol its waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more android articles than iphone...

46. fishywishy

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

5. phnrpt

Posts: 23; Member since: May 28, 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.

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

17. chadrick0814 unregistered

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

24. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

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

15. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

18. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I think they stole that from Xerox

31. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

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.

39. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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. . .

8. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

13. GeekMovement unregistered

So true.


Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

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

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

10. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

11. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Yet another adjudicated case of Samsung caught stealing Apple IP.

16. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Stealing what?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

They lost the case. That would be considered proof.

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