Apple has filed again to ban the sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in U.S.
Apple Inc. has filed again at 8 pm local California time on Friday for the ban of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 in United States as reported by Foss Patents.
This filing came after a partial success of Apple Inc. over the patent (U.S. Patent No. D504,889) related to the design of the iPad. The ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) came four days earlier and went in the side of Apple. The ruling also came three days earlier than the court-moderated settlement talks of the CEOs and chief lawyers of the two companies in San Francisco.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]Apple has also asked the Judge Lucy Koh to rule in their favor without further hearing and according to Foss Patents this is a “reasonable demand”.
It has been expected that Apple will succeed this time and if this will happen, all three of the leading Android device makers will get formal U.S. bans.
Foss Patents has reported,
These kinds of decisions mostly have a line-drawing effect, which in a way benefits both parties. For Apple, every such decision (even if it loses) means that courts clarify the scope of exclusive protection of its rights. But for the defendant, Samsung, the court rulings also clarify the boundaries of that scope and provide valuable hints as to what modifications are likely sufficient to steer clear of infringement.