Despite efforts by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to shut down the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States, a court has decided that Samsung should not be prevented from doing so. Reuters reports:
The injunction on the Galaxy tablet had been put in place ahead of a month-long trial that pitted the iPhone maker against Samsung in a closely watched legal battle that ended in August with a victory for Apple on many of its patent violation claims.
However, the jury found that Samsung had not violated the patent that was the basis for the tablet injunction and Samsung argued the sales ban should be lifted.
Apple has won a series of patent infringement actions against Samsung, its mortal enemy in the tablet PC and smartphone wars. Samsung has not wasted any time striking back at Apple through the legal system. It claims the iPhone 5 has infringed on some of its intellectual property. Nearly everyone who has watched the battles believes that they will go on for years, played out in courts in Asia, the United States and Europe.
Douglas A. McIntyre