The patent shenanigans between Apple and Samsung continue to roll on concerning the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet with Apple still looking to get the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in the United States, as it appears that Apple has won a US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling that finds the Apple iPad design patent infringement is in fact valid.
According to the guys over at Phone Arena by way of FOSS Patents, the overturning of the California court ruling that stopped Apple from going after an injunction against the selling of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 slate in the good old US of A allows Apple to files a motion late on Friday seeking an injunction on the Android tablet, which means the Galaxy Tab 10.1 could possibly be pulled from sale in the US.
Apparently Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley has said that the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit should have overturned the decision so that Apple could get ‘immediate injunctive relief in the light of the irreparable harm it is suffering.’
I’m sure most know that Apple’s first request for a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US was denied by Judge Lucy Koh, and now Apple is asking the injunction be approved without another hearing, as the judge has already hear the arguments back in October.
Word is both Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Gee-Sung Choi are expected to finally get round the table and talk over a settlement on the matter on the 21st and 22nd of this month, and Apple has given Sammy until the 25th to respond to the ban motion.
To be honest, I thought all the commotion over this was done and dusted, but obviously not, although personally I can’t see what ‘harm’ Apple has experienced, as obviously Samsung’s tablet hasn’t seemed to have had any affect on the popularity of the Apple iPad when it comes to sales.