Apple may have won their patent case against Samsung, but it was simply the first punch. The second patent war is about to happen, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be the key to Samsung's revival in the US.
The jury may have been anti-Samsung with its verdict, but they did agree on one thing against Apple, just a single patent. This one covered the design elements on the iPad. This put the jury at odds with the judge in the case, who two months ago sided with the Cupertino-based company over allegations of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 copying Apple's iPad design.
It was only late on Sunday that Samsung asked Judge Koh to dissolve the order, due to the jury's finding, where Samsung have said: "THere is thus no proper basis for maintaining the injunction". Koh does have the power to overrule the jury's decision, and find that Samsung did in fact infringe on Apple patents with their Galaxy Tab 10.1 device.
If the sales ban comes down, Samsung could really dive after Apple for damages for the wrongful imposition of the injunction. Things are looking to heat up in the Apple vs. Samsung patent war, that's for sure.
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