The cellular version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was not covered under a recent court decision that awarded Apple more than $1 billion but that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t trying to ban the Android-powered tablet in the US.
After U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh awarded Apple more than $1 billion the Tab 10.1 manufacturer asked that the ban on the tablet be lifted since it was not specifically covered under terms of the lawsuit.
Samsung officials believe the ban should be listed since the June 26 injunction for which it was filed does not apply to the current court ruling.
In a court filing on Monday Apple disagreed with Samsung, asking the court that the ban be extended to include the cellular version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
In it’s filing Apple writes:
“While the cellular version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was not included in the verdict form, it is not colorably different from the products that the jury found to be infringing as to some Apple utility patents, and thus should be covered by an injunction against sales of products that infringe those patents.”
The new Apple filing let to the largest Samsung slide on the Seoul trading floor in four years, however Samsung is still earning billions of dollars thanks to its emergence upon the mobile market. After Apple won its decision Samsung said the decision would not have significant effects on its business.
You can view the lawsuit under ‘The case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 11-cv-01846, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).’