Ban on Samsung tablet sales lifted


Published Oct 3, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A federal judge on Monday handed Samsung Electronics Co. a rare win in its patent feud with Apple Inc., agreeing to dissolve her prior order blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in the United States.

In a brief order, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh sided with Samsung’s argument that an August jury verdict established that the South Korean tech giant had not infringed Apple’s design patents for the iPad with the Galaxy 10.1

The judge dissolved a June preliminary injunction forbidding Samsung from selling that tablet in the U.S. while the case unfolds. Koh’s order said her reason for issuing the injunction “no longer exists.”

— From wire reports