In the world of technology, this legal battle between Apple and Samsung, is no less than a World War III happening simultaneously in around 10 countries worldwide.
This update comes from the U.S. where the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was banned. The South Korean electronics giant had appealed to get the ban uplifted, which was rejected and thus the ban on its tablet stays. The motion was denied by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, and the ban stays on the device until the legal battle between the two giants is over.
Samsung’s woes just don’t end here. The judge has also slapped a pre-trial ban on the sale of its Galaxy Nexus line of smartphones. Although, the district court’s verdict is not the final word for Samsung to get the injunction lifted, the company has also appealed to the Federal Appeals court in Washington D.C. that has the final word when it comes to intellectual property disputes.
In relation to the ban, Samsung had issued the following statement -
“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.”
Even though this is the third blow in a row for Samsung, this injunction will not affect Samsung’s finances as both the banned devices constitute a small number of shipment and upgraded models of the devices have already been launched.
Also according to a source in the industry, even if Apple wins an injunction on other Samsung devices that come under the patent infringement, the latter will have a lot of time to turn things around, as formalities to process such requests take a lot of time.
For now, we just have to wait and watch, in order to find who has the upper hand in the legal battle, as the two firms are set for the U.S trial on July 30.