Samsung gets relief by a court order to sell Galaxy Tab in U.S

The electronic giant Samsung Electronics Ltd got a relief from the temporary sales ban against its Galaxy tab 10.1 models through a U.S. court order. The court order is a big relief to Samsung in the wake of the patent dispute with Apple Incorporation that led to banning the Galaxy Tab to be sold in the United States. Lifting the ban may help Samsung to enhance its revenues by selling the product in the United States during this holiday shopping season. The past injunction was the result of a month long trail involving a legal battle by the iPhone maker Apple against Samsung with a resounding victory for Apple on many of its patent violation claims.

Samsung has also filed a separate motion against Apple saying that the iPhone 5 had infringed on some of the company’s patents. To capture the global markets, these two companies locked themselves in patent disputes in at least ten countries. The domination for the market between these two giants began when Apple sued Samsung in multiple countries on which Samsung led a counter suit petitions.

Apple won the first round of legal battle when an injunction order was placed on the Galaxy tablet for violating the patent rights of Apple. The month long legal battle that ensued in the month of August has been watched by the global business conglomerates with a bit of excitement and empathy. At this trial, Apple was also awarded more than $1 billion in damages to be paid by Samsung.

The iPhone 5 of Apple that was launched during the month of September had broken all the previous sales records. Apple has not yet commented about the court lifting the injunction order.  The jury has found that Samsung had not violated the patent that formed the basis for the tablet injunction and Samsung argued that the ban should be lifted.

The jury further observed that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has not infringed upon the Apple’s D’889 patent and it does not agree with the Apple that Samsung’s motion for dissolution of the June 26 preliminary injunction cannot be fairly decided without resolving the  Apple’s post trial motions.

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