“A U.S. judge said Samsung’s Galaxy tablets infringe Apple’s iPad patents, but also that Apple might have a problem establishing the validity of its patents,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters. “The comments from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh came on Thursday in a court hearing on Apple’s request to bar some Galaxy products from being sold in the United States.”
“Earlier on Thursday, an Australian court slapped a temporary ban on the sale of Samsung’s latest computer tablet in that country,” Levine reports.
“Apple must show that Samsung infringed its patents and that its patents are valid under the law,” Levine reports. “At the hearing on Thursday in a San Jose, California federal court, Koh also said she would deny Apple’s request for an injunction based on one of Apple’s so-called ‘utility’ patents.”
Levine reports, “She did not say whether she would grant the injunction based on three other Apple ‘design’ patents. Koh characterized her thoughts on the utility patent as “tentative” but said she would issue a formal order ‘fairly promptly.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn Weiler” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]
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