Samsung can sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 again, too bad nobody wants one

The sales injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been lifted this evening, allowing Samsung to once again offer the Tab 10.1 for sale in the US. The decision comes after a California jury found that the Tab 10.1 did not violate patent or trade dress claims as made by Apple.

We're glad that Samsung was able to get the injunction lifted, but the fact remains that someone should be responsible for any lost sales during the time Samsung was not allowed to sell the tablet. If it never violated any patents or trademarks, it's not really fair for Samsung to have lost sales while it was being determined, no matter how exciting the jury foreman thought it all was. 

Update: A friendly legal expert has informed me that Judge Koh has held the $2.6 million bond posted by Apple, and can in fact determine to award part or all of it to Samsung for a wrongfully issued injunction.

In the end it doesn't really matter, as  the 10.1 has been replaced several times over by newer models. Consider this just another example of a biased and broken system, where only lawyers get to win.

Source: Reuters

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Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.