Tech powerhouses Apple and Samsung are facing off in court in order to determine possible patent breaches between their phone and tablet products. Apple began the legal battle in 2011 when they filed a lawsuit against Samsung for copying the iPhone and iPad models. Samsung retaliated with a counter-suit and in turn, Apple pushed for similar patent cases in other countries.
But fortunately, a verdict has been reached! United States District Court Judge Lucy Koh determined that sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 should be postponed until Samsung can prove innocent in the lawsuit. Should the infringement claims be found invalid, Apple has agreed to compensate Samsung’s potential losses up to $2.6 million.
The decision will undoubtedly be appealed by Samsung, so possible changes to the ruling could go into effect in upcoming weeks. Cases like this can be complicated and often requires the on-going dedication of legal teams, so it may be a while before we hear a final decision regarding the appeals process.