In case you hadn’t heard, Samsung is spending an awful lot of time in U.S. courts lately. The most recent news came from the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in regards to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch tablet. As of yesterday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has the authority to decide if Samsung will be allowed to resume sales of the tablet in the United States.
The court didn’t say that Samsung could resume sales. It simply said that Koh has the right to decide. Still, Samsung has every reason to be optimistic.
Koh had previously refused to rule on the case on account of Samsung’s appealing the injunction to the Court of Appeals. Now that the Korean tech company has a favorable ruling from the Court of Appeals, Koh is free to make her decision, which seems likely to go in Samsung’s favor.
Judge Koh previously spoke positively of Samsung’s chances in an earlier ruling.
“The Court agrees with Samsung that the sole basis for the June 26 Preliminary Injunction was the Court’s finding that Samsung likely infringed the D’889 Patent. The jury has found otherwise. Thus, the sole basis for the June 26 Preliminary Injunction no longer exists. Based on these facts alone, the Court at this time would dissolve the June 26 Preliminary Injunction if the Court had jurisdiction.”
Samsung is facing a number of patent battles and injunctions in the tablet market, and a victory for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be a major step in the right direction. Even if sales for the device are not stellar, the legal precedent achieved with a positive ruling would set Samsung up for a much stronger position in the courts going forward.
Source: Tech Crunch