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  • Apple’s U.S. Injunction against Galaxy Tab Granted

    U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple’s request to block sales of Samsung’s iPad competitor, the Galaxy Tab. The decision comes one week after a Samsung petition to rehear the patent case was denied.

    According to Koh, “although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products.” The report shows that the injunction will be effective once Apple has put up a $2.6 million bond set aside for Samsung if the sales ban is later found to have been in error.

    The Cupertino California company won an appeal from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last month that reopened the company’s bid for a sales ban against its rival. The court disagreed with Koh’s ruling of Apple’s design patent being “obvious” Following the appeal; Apple re-filed its motion against the Galaxy Tab. At this point, Apple was told that it would have to wait until the formal ruling from the CAFC was handed down to the District Court. Samsung tried to argue that its 4G tablet was not competing directly with the 3G-equipped iPad 2 but the line of reasoning proved to have no effect.

    The recent injunction represents a significant win for Apple in the U.S. Previously, Apple successfully argued for temporary injunctions in Australia and Germany. Samsung managed to dodge the injunction in Germany by releasing the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N while the Australian ban was overturned last November. The battle between the two tech giants will continue but for now, Apple managed to take the lead.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple’s U.S. Injunction against Galaxy Tab Granted started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Bear_Grylls's Avatar
      Bear_Grylls -
      $2.6 million bond set aside for Samsung if the sales ban is later found to have been in error.
      It's obviously "in error" and Apple should be shelling out a lot more than $2.6 mil to Samsung for this ridiculous attempt at creating a tablet monopoly by abusing the legal system and killing sales of their product. With Apple's cash hoard, they wouldn't even notice that much if it went missing.
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Apple is just a bully really. They abuse the courtroom to sue everyone who gains marketshare or customers. The fact is apple is losing this battle, they are not innovating or even evolving at this point. Five devices with the same screen size... Wth is that? And oh yea the argument but the iPhone 5 is going to have a 4 inch screen.... Really? A .5 inch bigger than what it is now.. A big step there lol.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bry2k2 View Post
      You cannot patent a color or a common shape. Apple has no basis to its claim, even the size is completely different. Apple sticks to its rectangularish book style while Samsung goes for a widescreen media device look. If that doesn't do it for ya, flip the damn thing over, one has an apple on it one does not, in the store one says apple ipad, one does not. How on earth do you get the two confused.
      Where in my post did I say that I get the two mixed up? That's right, no where......you obviously didn't understand my comment or you did and just wanted to fire off some quick reply because you don't agree with it. Either way, I could care less, Apple's already got the injunction.
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post

      Two different cars, right? They're obviously both black sedans, but they're not the same car.

      Two different phones, right? They're obviously both white candy-bar smartphones, but they're not the same phone.

      ^^That's the meat of Apple's claim. They're not obviously two different tablets, made by two different companies.

      How about Apple changes things up... Bring on the iPhone XL

    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      They are 2 completely different tablets, I am so glad I got rid of every apple product I have ever had except the apple TV which I only use for netflix and streaming video's. Apple can go F themselves and I'll enjoy my Samsung 10.1 tablet because it's much better than that piece of junk iPad. If someone can't tell the difference then they must be a complete moron. Well I better go hide because now will come along all the fanboys
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      will the real attorneys here please stand up?