updated 10:35 am EDT, Thu June 28, 2012
Samsung already hoping to stay injunction
Apple posted a needed $2.6 million bond almost immediately after a preliminary injunction was granted against US Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales, according to FOSS Patents. The money ensures that Samsung can be compensated financially to a degree if the injunction is successfully appealed. Samsung has in fact already filed a motion to stay the injunction, pending an upcoming appeal; alternately, it may accept a stay pending the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision on the motion to stay.
The company argues that the original court "erred by issuing a preliminary injunction based on a stale and incomplete record," and that the injunction is "improper based on the current evidence," especially since the judge who issued it -- Lucy Koh, representing the Northern District of California -- did not allow Samsung to present evidence.
Apple and Samsung are due to go to trial in the US over a series of patents in late July. The case is generally tipped to go in Apple's favor, as Samsung has lost many related legal battles, including motions against Apple expert reports. Conversely, Apple has had many portions of Samsung's expert reports excluded.