Samsung scored a rare victory against rival Apple as a U.S. court judge on Monday lifted a ban on U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
As the judge was issuing the order, Samsung filed its own patent infringement lawsuit against Apple's iPhone 5, escalating the global legal wrangling between the two electronic giants.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh late Monday lifted the ban on sales of the tablet imposed in June. The judge imposed a temporary injunction prior to the August patent infringement trial that resulted in a $1 billion victory for Apple.
The judge had ordered the ban saying she expected Samsung's tablet would be found to be infringing on a specific patent, D'889. But the trial's jury found the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringed on other patents, not D'889.