As part of Apple’s victory in gaining an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Cupertino has had to lay down a bond to the tune of $2.6 million. The point of this bond is that since injunction is understandably being appealed by Samsung, if the appeal is successful, they’ll gain that money as restitution for the improper injunction. Consider it making up for lost sales, for instance.
As you can imagine, Samsung isn’t too happy about the proceedings, and has already filed asking for a stay of enforcement for the duration of its appeal. In other words, Samsung doesn’t want the ban to actually be enforced until its appeal gets either supported or denied.
Given the notoriously back and forth nature of IP appeals, it’ll be interesting to see where this case goes, and if the injunction does stand. And even if it does, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is already an older device that has been superseded by newer versions, making the injunction seem more of victory of principle than a physical one.