Apple Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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This is probably not the best way to sit down at the table, start negotiations, and try to settle — as the court ordered Apple and Samsung for May 21 and 22; the Cupertino company has filed for an immediate U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung and its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, having a court order at its base recognizing Apple’s design patent (in appeal).

Samsung had to slightly redesign the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany — because of Apple’s design patent infringement claim — where you can find the Galaxy Tab 10.1N (with the speakers being placed on the bezel to the left and right of the screen). Additionally, in the U.S., Apple also asked the judge to rule without an additional hearing but the chances for an injunction this close to settlement talks is highly unlikely. On the other hand, if the negotiations which start on Monday will fail, an injunction might be imposed.

Source: FOSS Patents

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