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Apple loses - Judge refuses to ban Samsung Galaxy tablet

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Dec 2011 7:33 User comments (2)

Apple loses - Judge refuses to ban Samsung Galaxy tablet Judge dismisses Apple injunction demand.
Apple was dealt a strong blow in its global war against Samsung's Galaxy products when a U.S. Judge refused to block sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, made the ruling late on Friday.

On the same day, the Australian High Court extended a ban on the sale of the tablet for another week at Apple's request, while it examines whether Apple can appeal against the lifting of the injunction by a lower court. Samsung was disappointed with the ruling in Australia, but will be very pleased with events in the United States before the crucial holiday season.

Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the United States, back in April, alleging that the South Korean consumer electronics giant "slavishly" clones its iPhone and iPad devices, in the Galaxy smartphone and tablet products.

There are at least 20 cases involving both companies globally.

"It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung's accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed," Judge Koh wrote in Friday's decision, responding to Apple's claim that the Galaxy Tab seriously hurts sales of its products.

"This ruling confirms our long-held view that Apple's arguments lack merit," Samsung spokesman Jason Kim said.

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13.12.2011 12:48

Yes! Score one for Samsung. I would hope that the judges in other global cases would get this through their thick heads. "Apple's arguments lack merit", period

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23.12.2011 15:31

Good for you Koh!!! Finally somebody that isn't afraid of competing technology. God forbid you have a device that doesn't have to spoon feed you every step of the way on every user interface. I understand the concepts of intuition & 'ease of use'. Studied it & got a degree in it too, but I also grew up with a degree in 'school of hard knocks' common sense that says, "learn as you go" too.

Quit crying Apple. Stop crippling your product by over pricing your devices into the stratosphere & making people think that the price somehow merits some form of elitism. Your Apple Genius' still come to me (your proposed PC putz) to fix their problems. So take your noses out of the air... next rain storm comes along you might drown.


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