Apple has always had a problem with Samsung or any other Android OEM for that matter regarding design and other patents. Pertaining to the design of the Samsung Galaxy S, Apple claimed that the company borrowed heavily from the iPhone’s design. And it’s not just one device that Apple has an issue with. Fast forward to June 2012 and Samsung is battling it out with Cupertino based giant to resume the sales of the [easyazon-link asin=”B007M50PTM” locale=”us”]Galaxy Tab 10.1[/easyazon-link] in the States. Samsung however received a major setback after last week’s ruling by the U.S District Court, which barred Samsung from selling the device in the U.S. Apple was granted a preliminary injunction to restrict Samsung and its subsidiaries from selling the tablet in the country. Samsung however wasn’t going to rest and requested for the ban to be lifted.
It has now come to light though that the court has refused to rethink the ban as Samsung didn’t make a strong case. The sale of the device, according the court, will be halted as originally ordered, pending an appeal from Samsung. The judge further mentioned that Samsung wasn’t in a condition to make a better argument in the event of an appeal. “Apple has clearly shown that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary injunctive relief,” said Judge Koh.
Adding to Samsung’s woes, the court rejected Samsung’s request to lift an injunction on the sales of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. So it seems like we have a tough legal tussle ahead of us with Samsung clearly being on the back foot. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t exactly a new tablet, but it’s the temporary ban of the Galaxy Nexus that is causing some concern for the South Korean manufacturer. It has however filed an appeal in the court on the basis of approximately 7 grounds. It is to be seen if the Galaxy Nexus will resume sales in the States. As for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, it seems to be the end of the road, pretty much.
Source: Computer World
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