We reported earlier that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had the upper hand with regard to the endless patent battle with Samsung. Despite this change in tide, Samsung has made it clear that it is not going down without a fight. Today it has appealed the controversial injunction that barred sales of its renowned Galaxy tab 10.1 Tab in the U.S.
The appeal, filed today, requested the California based District court to suspend the order. This appeal comes at the wake of yesterday’s harsh ruling that gave Apple the edge. Judge Lucy Koh, the judge overseeing the case, however tried as much as possible to balance the scales by requesting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to post a bond of $2.6 million. This bond will act as retribution in the event that the court establishes errors in Apple’s framework.
Samsung’s appeal spanned over a great deal of points. Some of the notable points of argumentation leaned towards Apple’s evident. Samsung exclaimed that the evidence was more than seven months older. Samsung argued that injunctions based on seven month old evidence were more inclined towards stopping the sale potentially harmful products. It went to claim that such grounds were non-existent.
This represents another round in the never ending battle between Samsung and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The two close competitors are wedged neck-deep in heated design patent warfare.
Samsung and Apple’s patent battle represents by far the most eventful and dramatic litigation in the tech industry. The market is predominant with speculation on what has since been dubbed ‘the tech industry’s most dramatic soap opera’.