Whilst Apple may have been successful in getting Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany, which lead Samsung to release the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, they have yet to get the tablet banned in the US.
Apple has tried previously through the US court to have the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned, although the up until recently they had not succeded, now Apple has filed an appeal in an attempt to have Samsung’s tablet removed from sale in the US, and according to Florian Muller from Foss patents they may end up getting the device banned this time.
Apple’s motion is fairly likely to succeed. If and when it does, there will be formal U.S. bans in place against all three of the leading Android device makers. Also on Friday, the ITC ordered a U.S. import ban against Motorola’s Android-based devices (to the extent those infringe a particular Microsoft patent), and in December, the U.S. trade agency also banned HTC’s products that infringe a particular Apple patent — as a result, two HTC product rollouts just got delayed.
Apple and Samsung’s CEOs are in discussions this week on another case relating to patents for Android and Apple devices, it looks like things are starting to heat up between the two companies.
Source Foss Patents