Apple Wins In Samsung Galaxy Tab Case (For Now)

Apple Wins In Samsung Galaxy Tab Case (For Now)

Judge Lucy Koh handed Apple an injunction against Samsung selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US in the latest round of legal warfare between the two companies. Her decision comes after her previous denial of Apple’s request as well as a federal appeals court ruling for her to reconsider the request.

Judge Koh’s decision to stop Samsung from selling its tablet is a significant win in Apple’s case. Apple takes the position that the Tab infringes on several of Apple’s iPad patents.

“Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” wrote Judge Koh in her decision.

After today’s decision, Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet repeated Apple’s prior statement that says that that Samsung’s “blatant copying” of the iPad is wrong.

The court order will become effective once Apple posts a $2.6 million bond, which will go to Samsung in case the injunction is later found to have been wrong.

The case is in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, and titled Apple Inc v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, 11-1846.

  • lwdesign1

    Wow, what a shocker! I’d thought this battle was lost and that Samsung got off scot-free in its rip off of the iPad. Now that Apple has won this round in the U.S., will they go after Samsung’s iPhone copying–and if the injunction sticks in the U.S. will other countries follow suit? Could be that Samsung will get its comeuppance after all. As the old saying goes “cheaters never prosper.”

  • c_hack

    I actually think they should let people buy as many droidblets as possible. Only then will they see what crap they are ( I was fooled into buying one, and it just gathers dust ).

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