Title

Quoted in "With Samsung win on Galaxy Tab, judge may reconsider U.S. ban"

Document Type

Quoted

Publication Date

8-27-2012

Abstract

"With Samsung win on Galaxy Tab, judge may reconsider U.S. ban" article by Basil Katz and Dan Levine quotes Mark McKenna in Reuters Aug 27, 2012.

Normally, when a preliminary injunction based on one patent becomes inconsistent with a subsequent verdict, the party subject to the injunction asks the court to lift it, said Mark McKenna, a professor at the University of Notre Dame's Law School.

Yet while the jury absolved Samsung on allegations the Galaxy Tab violated Apple's design patent, it did say the device infringed some of Apple's software patents. That could complicate Samsung's pitch, McKenna said.

"If Samsung or Google could design around those patents, use features that didn't infringe, then they could sell the devices without violating the injunction," McKenna said.