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Samsung-Apple legal drama rages on

Galaxy Tab ban lifted; S Korean firm files against Apple in separate action

Samsung is locked in litigation with Samsung in 10 countries.
Samsung is locked in litigation with Samsung in 10 countries.

Samsung Electronics today celebrated the lifting of a US injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, won in August by Apple Inc in a patent dispute, reported Reuters.

US judge Lucy Koh ruled that the tablet had not violated any of Apple's patents and Samsung will now be free to sell the tablet in the US market in the run up to the holiday season.

"We are pleased with the court's action today, which vindicates our position that there was no infringement of Apple's design patent and that an injunction was not called for," the South Korean company said.

In a separate action, Samsung filed a motion against Apple for infringing its patent rights, continuing a months-long legal saga that now spans 10 countries.

"As soon as the iPhone 5 was available for purchase, Samsung began its investigation of the product," the company said in yesterday's filing. The iPhone 5 infringes two standards patents and six features patents, Samsung said.