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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes back on sale in the United States after sales ban lifted

The sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been overturned by Judge Koh

Trace Hagan | Oct 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm CDT (0 mins, 51 secs time to read)

You will once again be able to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States of America now that the sales ban instituted at the start of the Apple v Samsung trial has been lifted. It's lifting follows a finding by the jury, who awarded Apple $1+ billion in damages, that the tablet didn't infringe on a single Apple patent.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes back on sale in the United States after sales ban lifted |

Samsung will also be receiving a $2.6 million bond that was placed in case the injunction was determined to be unfair. Samsung will likely seek damages for lost sales from Apple as the sales ban was unfairly sought and imposed. Whether or not they will receive anything is a different matter.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't out of the woods yet, though. Apple has filed a "rule 50 motion" looking to overturn the jury's' decision in December. If this motion is successful, then the tablet will see a permanent sales ban in the United States. If you're looking to obtain a Galaxy Tab 10.1, you should buy it before December, just in case Apple succeeds.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:29 am CDT

Trace Hagan


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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