Apple was able to reactivate a motion for preliminary injunction against the tablet offering of Samsung recently as the appeals court overturned an earlier denial for the injunction by Judge Lucy Koh against the Samsung tablet. The opposition against the claim of Apple on the Samsung Galaxy Tab was filed by the South Korean company recently.
Apparently Apple was able to convince the court on the merits of its case with the latest motion that it filed against the Samsung Galaxy Tab although it does not automatically mean that it will win the case.
Reports have indicated that a good part of the argument of Samsung is based on the claim that 4G Samsung Galaxy Tab does not compete with the iPad 2 of Apple since it does not offer a model that features 4G connectivity. The South Korean company also indicated that its partnership with mobile service providers will be disrupted by an injunction.
Although reports have given some merit to the argument of Samsung on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, it may be inadequate to stop a preliminary injunction since the company did not indicate that 4G devices are also backward-compatible, which means it can also be used on 3G networks.
Reports have also hinted that it may be possible that Apple will the injunction phase since the South Korean company did not make any modifications on the Samsung Galaxy Tab during the initial filing of a motion for preliminary injunction by Apple. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was modified by Samsung to allow its sales in the German market last year.
The recent developments on the case against the Samsung Galaxy Tab followed a court-appointed meeting between the officials of Samsung and Apple earlier in the week.