Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 hit with EU-wide ban, Apple seeks $2.5B in damages in U.S.Alex Wagner - Senior News Editor
The Apple-Samsung legal battle wages on today, as Apple has won a new preliminary injunction against one of Samsung's Galaxy Tabs. A German appeals court has hit Samsung with an European Union-wide ban against the Galaxy Tab 7.7, with the slate said to be guilty of infringing upon some Apple drawings from 2004. It's not all bad news for Samsung today, though, as the court has denied Apple's request for a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Samsung issued the following statement on the Tab 10.1N decision:
“Samsung welcomes the court’s ruling which confirms our position that the GALAXY Tab 10.1N does not infringe Apple’s intellectual property and does not infringe laws against unfair competition. Should Apple continue to make legal claims based on such a generic design patent, design innovation and progress in the industry could be restricted.”
Meanwhile, in the U.S., it's been revealed that Apple is seeking around $2.525 billion in damages from Samsung in its stateside legal tiff. That figure was been discovered in some recent filings in the California battle between Apple and Samsung. When broken down, Apple is seeking $2.02 for each Samsung product that infringes upon Apple's "overscroll bounce" patent, $3.10 for the "scrolling API" patent, $2.02 for the "tap to zoom and navigate" patent and $24 for products that infringe on Apple's design patents or trade dress rights.
And the war between Apple and Samsung wages on. This isn't the first time that the Tab 7.7 has gotten into some legal trouble in the Apple-Samsung tiff, but an EU-wide ban is the biggest ban that the device has seen. The Tab 10.1N has been much luckier, and with today's decision, it appears that the slate will continue appearing on store shelves without issue. Perhaps a Tab 10.1N-esque redesign of the Tab 7.7 is in order? We'll continue to track the goings-on between Apple and Samsung and bring you more on the battle as we get it.