U.S. judge lifts ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Bryan Bishop for The Verge:

Samsung has been pushing for the preliminary injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be lifted ever since Apple won its $1.049 billion victory, and today it got its wish: Judge Lucy Koh has dissolved the US sales ban on the tablet.

Koh ruled that Samsung had indeed violated Apple patents, but the hardware design patent Apple alleged Samsung infringed in making the Galaxy Tab 10.1 wasn’t included.

Bishop also notes that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 could still end up banned after another hearing in December, so it’s still a long slog for Samsung.