Judge rejects plea to lift ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Apple Vs Samsung case

Jul 3,2012
The efforts by Samsung to lift the ban imposed on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 were turned down. A US judge has rejected a request by Samsung to preliminarly lift the ban on sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in United States on Monday.

The ban was imposed on June 26th by US District Judge Lucy Koh as Apple plea to stop the sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 accusing patent violations. Samsung has also appealed at a Federal Court in Washington which has exclusive jurisdiction over intellectual property disputes.

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After the ruling Samsung in a statement said "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."

Apple and Samsung are at legal war in over 10 countries accusing each other of patent infringements. Apple sued Samsung in 2011 accusing the later of copying its iPad and iPhone. Apple is also seeking a ban on Galaxy S III, smartphone which went on sale late last montth in the U.S. market.

Reuters reports that bans will not impact the sales of Samsung, as it has already released the new and upgraded models.

The Samsung and Apple trial will begin on July 30.

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