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Apple Pays $2.6 million to Help Ban Galaxy Tab

By June 28, 2012March 6th, 2023Technology News

According to Apple, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet infringes upon hundreds of Apple’s patents, and the company is doing everything it can to get the Galaxy Tab banned from the US. In fact, earlier this week, they paid a $2.6 million bond to push the ban on the tablet another step closer to the edge. Lucy Koh, honorable judge of the U.S. District court, awarded Apple an injunction against the Galaxy Tab. The injunction is only preliminary, however, pending more review and Samsung’s counterargument.

The bond that Apple posted is part of a common technique when a company involved in the case is facing an injunction. The bond money will be used to cover financial losses that Samsung may incur while the product is pulled off of shelves and the price of putting it back on if the injunction is overturned for any reason. Sometimes bonds are as little as a few thousand dollars, but in this case, the bond amount is staggering; the amount Samsung is anticipated to lose in profit while the Tab is off the shelves is horrendous.

Apple is entering their third year of struggling to get the Galaxy Tab banned from sale in the US. Apple simply claims that the Samsung tablet has stolen many ideas and concepts from the iPad and has infringed on hundreds of Apple’s patents by doing so. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong,” said an Apple representative late last week.

Samsung immediately responded once Apple posted its bond. The Galaxy Tab producer requested that the injunction remain in a pending state while an appeal is filed. Judge Koh is still awaiting arguments from both sides before she makes a final decision.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.