Ada Genavia
May 16, 2012

U.S. court revives Apple claim on Samsung tablets

As the patent wars rage on between Apple and Samsung, with the two jostling for top spot in the smartphone and tablet industries. A U.S. appeals court ruled that Apple Inc could press its bid for an immediate injunction to block the sale of some tablet computers made by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. This is based on allegations of infringement of one patent. The two high-tech companies are engaged in a legal battle that includes more than 20 patent-related cases in 10 countries. The patent involved in Monday’s ruling has to do with the design of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. In mid-April, Apple and Samsung agreed that their chief executives would participate in settlement talks to try and resolve the dispute, according to an order by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh. Representatives for Apple and Samsung could not immediately be reached on Monday. Apple, maker of the iPad and the iPhone, had asked in July 2011 for the immediate injunction