U.S. Judge says no to Apple's request for injunction on Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1
Last month, the Court of Appeals ruled that Apple could ask for an injunction against the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1, but not against any of Samsung's smartphones. Four days after this ruling, Apple refiled its motion for the injunction against the tablet and it is this motion that Judge Koh refused, saying that the Appeals Court has not issued a "formal mandate" of its findings. The Judge said that the Appeals Court could decide to "rehear the matter, alter or amend the opinion or otherwise change the scope of issues that must be addressed on remand," saying that any injunction she issues now could cause "confusion".
before the Appeals Court made a "formal mandate" in order to get dangerously mislabeled drugs off the market. Once the "formal mandate" is issued, it seems likely that Apple will get its injunction. Still, it might prove to be a hollow victory for Apple since Samsung has already replaced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1).
Both Samsung and Apple are battling in court over patent infringements in 10 different countries. Last month, the CEOs of both firms got together for two days in an attempt to come to some sort of settlement. The talks proved to be unsuccessful.