A U.S. judge says Samsung can resume U.S. sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, lifting a ban imposed in June during a patent fight between Samsung and Apple.
Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District Court of California lifted the ban this week after a jury ruled in August that Samsung did not infringe on the design of Apple's iPad tablet computer, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
"We are pleased with the court's action, which vindicates our position that there was no infringement of Apple's design patent and that an injunction was not called for," Samsung said in a statement.
The ruling is just the latest development in an ongoing legal wrangle between Samsung and Apple over the patents of some of both companies' most popular smartphones and tablets.
On Tuesday, the South Korean tech company said it was suing Apple, this time alleging Apple's iPhone 5 infringed patents held by Samsung.
"We have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights," Samsung said in a statement.
Most Popular Stories
- Fed Committee Optimistic About Growth Prospects
- How ESPN Became a $50B Sports Empire
- Pot's Legal in WA -- But You Should Probably Ask Your Boss
- Drive-In Movie Theaters Use Creativity to Afford Digital Switch
- Obama Cites Letter Writers in Pitching Economy
- Pau Gasol Turns Down Lakers' Offer
- U.S. Immigration Courts Facing Record Backlog
- President Obama Relishes Roadshow, but Agenda Still Stuck
- Stevie Fielder Changes Tune on Thad Cochran Vote-buying Story
- Farrell, Kitsch Rumored for Season 2 of 'True Detective'