Apple posts $2.6 million bond to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

“These days there’s a flurry of Apple v. Samsung activity. Late on Tuesday by local time, Judge Koh granted Apple a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Samsung filed a notice of appeal only about five hours later,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “In the late afternoon of the following day, Wednesday, three more things happened: Apple posted its $2.6 million bond right away; Samsung filed a motion to stay the injunction pending its appeal; and Apple won, by an extraordinarily wide margin, a battle with Samsung over the exclusion of portions of each other’s expert reports.”

Mueller writes, “I have previously stated my belief that Apple goes into this summer’s trial with a fundamentally stronger case than Samsung. That belief is mostly based on the strength of the asserted intellectual property rights and the fact that Samsung mostly relies on FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs). Both parties have great lawyers, but no lawyer can change the fact that Samsung is in a strategically weaker position here. Apple won’t be able to prevail on each and every intellectual property right it asserts, but I think Apple will at least win parts of its case while Samsung will at best win a FRAND royalty but no injunction over SEPs. Samsung’s non-standard-essential patents don’t appear frightening so far.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

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    1. The court order was put into Record, Tuesday June 26 2012.

      Apple paid the Court the bond on Wednesday June 27 2012.

      It was reported on Thursday June 28 2012 that the court officially filed the docket of payment that was received by Apple.

      Do the math, Not Days. … One Day.

      You do realize that it’s takes official court dockets to be filed, and then signed by the judge after payment is received, and then it must be officially registered and then release is given so news organization can report.

      This one day is extremely fast, and the Court isn’t like a Drive Thru at McDonald’s.

      1. @ KC: Thanks for the details, and you are right: One day.

        I should have closed my earlier post with either a smiley or “/sarcasm” as it was meant in jest. McDonald’s Drive-thru indeed. I needed that reminder! 🙂

    1. Not yet,

      Apple was denied the request to add the galaxy tab 2 onto this case since it took the court a long time to come to a decision, as the case was at a slow crawl, Samsumg released the Galaxy 2 in the middle of this ongoing case.

      Apple petitioned the court and was denied the addition of the galaxy 2 to this case, but Apple is allowed to re-file a new case against the Galaxy 2 without prejudice.

      Since Apple was told they must file a separate case against the Galaxy 2, we can be sure that soon that will be coming.

  1. I think it’s hilarious that with all the lawsuits, r&d, etc., Samsung is probably losing money with the tablets, and, at the least, hurting a bit with their smartphone profits. Screw ’em, Apple has money to burn, let Samsung try to put up a fight, those shameless copycat douchebags.. I’m loving these lawsuits.

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