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Samsung Allowed To Sell Galaxy Tab in U.S. After Court Lifts Ban

Samsung was allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 device in the United States after a court lifted the initial ban. The South Korean company declared itself satisfied with the decision of the American court as the upcoming holiday shopping season could increase their sales, Reuters relates.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. was finally allowed to sale one of their tablets on the U.S. market. Judges reached the conclusion that the South Korean smartphone maker did not violate Apple’s design patent for tablets, so Galaxy Tab 10.1 will soon be available in U.S. stores. Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a rather old device, but Samsung’s executives think the lifting of the ban could still be benefic as the holiday shopping season is getting closer.

The South Korean company released a statement on Tuesday telling the press that they are very satisfied with the decision of the U.S. court. The statement further read that the action demonstrates that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s patents and that the injunction was not necessary. Despite the lifting of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban, Samsung will continue its legal battle with Apple. The South Korean manufacturer has filed a motion against Apple’s iPhone 5 saying that the latter infringed some of their patents.

The two most powerful smartphone makers in the world have been legally battling each other for a long period of time in the attempt to dominate the lucrative market. The legal fight began last year and was expanded on the territory of 10 countries.

The decision to impose an injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy tablet was taken several months before the legal battle between the companies begun. The U.S. court ruled in August that Samsung infringed many of Apple’s patents; as a consequence, many of its devices have been banned on the American market. After further analyses, the court reached the conclusion that Samsung did not violate the patent that was the basis for the table injunction, so Galaxy Tab 10.1 will return to the United States.

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