Featured: Judge Stops Further Sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US

It seems like the ongoing spat between Apple and Samsung - or, rather Apple vs Everyone - is something that isn't going to end any time soon. The latest chapter in the book of Apple vs. Samsung is a ban on further sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US due to infringement of Apple's intellectual property, concerning the iPad.

Judge Koh has granted a preliminary injunction against the Android tablet due to the merits of Apple's case and that due to the two companies directly competing in the tablet space as well as "design mattering more to customers in making tablet purchases" Apple would apparently suffer irreparable damages if the 10.1 were to stay on shelves.

The court had already determined that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was "virtually indistinguishable" from the iPad's design and the court is open to appeals which, of course, Samsung filed only hours after. The decision comes after Apple's shot at the Galaxy Tab again last month and is certainly not welcome news for the Korean Giant.

Now, I'm sure that Samsung will be able to power through this until the courtroom drama has been settled however, the news hasn't exactly come out at the best of times. With the 10.1 being the poster-child of tablets at last year's Google I/O event and Google to partner with ASUS on another tablet this time around it begs the question as to whether Apple have something against Samsung's Android tablets or Android full stop. I'm inclined to believe that Cupertino have something against anybody looking to innovate at this point but, then again, I'd probably called a fanboy for that, right?

[Source: Engadget]

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