Samsung denied request to lift ban of Galaxy Tab 10.1

Things aren’t looking good for Samsung this week. Apple won a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 then shortly after, a ban on the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung is appealing both cases, but as to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rejected Samsung’s request. Now the Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t really in sales channels so much since the Galaxy Tab 2 is out, but this is not a good precedence. In fact Koh is the same judge who awarded the pre-trial ban on the Galaxy Nexus this past Friday.

“Samsung is disappointed with the court’s decision that denied our motion to stay. We believe today’s ruling will ultimately reduce the availability of superior technological features to consumers in the United States,” Samsung said in a statement.

Now if there is anything to feel optimistic about, it’s the fact that the district court is not the last chance for Samsung. They are appealing on the federal level in Washington, DC, which has exclusive jurisdiction over intellectual property disputes.

An Apple spokesman added this, “This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”

We also know Apple is eyeing a ban of the Galaxy S III so lets hope things go better for Samsung on that one.

source: reuters


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • RTWright

    I personally think that the Courts need a person that does nothing but investigate the legitimacy of these claims. They need to go back far enough in the history of development to show if Apple itself has not copied their so called technology from someone else. I promise they’d find that Apple is guilty and only ripping others off.

    The XHMTL markup language has been around a lot longer than Apple. The links they refer to have been used in programs on computers for decades now. They didn’t invent this, they didn’t create any ounce of it. They used it in their products just like everyone else has.

    Even I made UI Dialogue boxes that were triggered by this type of code based on certain types of links made within the system. This included even parts of a website. Where Apple gets off claiming this technology as theirs is ludicrous. I was doing this LONG before Apple ever came long with an iAnything!

    Fax and Phone Answering Software also made tons of use of this markup and link system. Again, Apple did not create this. This is something they may have used, but that’s it. Now if it were the case of copying and pasting the exact string of code Apple used, then I could see where they’d be upset. But that’s not what they’re claiming.

    Apple is just as bad as Microsoft, both of them try to lay claims to things they did not invent and accuse others of stealing from them on a daily basis. Apple has turned out to become one of the sorriest companies over the past 5 years. All they do is act like this little child sitting on the floor throwing a temper tantrum because someone has something they want and wont give it to them.

    The courts need to wise up, they need to get these claims validated and investigated thoroughly before issuing either side any kind of a final decision. Normally I would say it’s up to the Plaintiff and Defendant to produce this, but obviously someone is committing Perjury and getting away with it. One guess as to who?

  • nutz

    Hey Apple?? How much are you paying on the side???

  • Nudo

    OK Apple… then stop copying Android!!! It works both ways

  • rbfx4x

    On a happier note, I have friends who despite owning iphone, ipad, macbooks etc.. are jumping ship to android due to this nonsense. People are starting to get sick of Apple’s holier than thou atitude.