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Despite Verdict, Judge Koh Won’t Lift Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction — For Now

The federal judge presiding over the Apple-Samsung patent case declined on Monday to lift an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.

Although a jury found in Apple’s favor on many of the patent issues in the case and found Samsung liable for more than $1 billion in damages, the seven men and two women found that Samsung did not infringe on a design patent that was the basis for the June 26 preliminary injunction. Samsung, naturally, asked for the ban to be lifted.

Judge Lucy Koh said in a ruling on Monday that it would not be proper to lift the injunction given that the matter is now before an appeals court, but did issue a declaration that Samsung’s motion raises “substantial issues,” potentially paving the way for the appeals court to send that issue back to her courtroom.

A broader set of post-trial motions, including Apple’s request for additional damages and injunctions, is set to be argued at a December hearing.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik