Samsung Galaxy Tab Injunction Still Stands, Apple Winning For Now

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still barred from being sold in the United States after Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled on Wednesday that it was “appropriate” to grant a temporary injunction against Samsung for similarities in their Galaxy Tab devices when compared against the Apple iPad.

After the court delivered the “temporary injunction” verdict Samsung released the following statement:

We are disappointed with this ruling and Samsung will be seeking legal advice on its options. Samsung will continue its legal proceeding against Apple‘s claim in order to ensure our innovative products remain available to consumers.

This is a part of our ongoing legal proceeding against Apple’s claim. Samsung is also confident it can prove Apple’s violation of Samsung’s wireless technology patents through a cross claim filed on September 16, 2011 with the Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales.

Our wireless standard patents are essential for mobile business. We will continue to legally assert our intellectual property rights against those who violate Samsung’s patents and free ride on our technology.


It turns out that Samsung may have shot themselves in the foot with ZDNet reporting that the case was “evently weighted” however Samsung refused to show up for an early final hearing in November which may have led to the courts decision.

In a statement of their own Apple said:

It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas”

Do you think Samsung ripped off the iPad line of devices or is Apple simply trying to gain more market share before Google Android once again trumps Apple iOS sales for tablets as they did for Smartphones?

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