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.