Apple Succeeds In Banning Sales Of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab In The U.S.


Just days before last month’s court-mediated meeting between Apple and Samsung CEOs, the Cupertino giant filed a new injunction against Samsung, requesting an immediate ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States. Well, it looks like Apple has just got its biggest victory yet against its Korean competitor, as U.S Judge Lucy Koh has issued a ruling granting Apple’s request for a preliminary injunction banning sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the region, according to AllThingsD. The Galaxy Tab 2, which Samsung introduced last month, is not affected.

Detailing from the source:

“Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly by flooding the market with infringing products,” Koh wrote in her order, adding that the strength of Apple’s case on the merits left her no choice but to grant the injunction.

“While Samsung will certainly suffer lost sales from the issuance of an injunction, the hardship to Apple of having to directly compete with Samsung’s infringing products outweighs Samsung’s harm in light of the previous findings by the Court.”

Koh’s order will become effective as soon as Apple posts a $2.6 million bond to protect Samsung if it is later determined that the injunction should not have been granted.

Even though this is only a preliminary injunction and Samsung will certainly appeal it, the court’s decision is a pretty nasty blow to the Korean manufacturer.


  • Nelson

    Haw Haw

  • Bill

    time to send these damn Korean’ back to Korea they are attempting to hurt various product categories like Major Appliances, Moblie, & Tablet all at the expense of the customer experience.

  • nosnoop

    This type of racist comment is totally uncalled for.

  • Derezzed

    This is utterly stupid. It’s like trying to ban Companies from making laptops…

  • Kev

    It’s this type of thing that makes Apple such a bunch of jackasses. “We’re always the best, and if you make anything that’s even remotely close to our products, and in all likelihood probably better, it’s copying us!” It seems to me like any time some other company makes something similar but better to an apple product, they cry out copycat. I think they’ve actually started to run out of ideas and are need to slow the innovation of other companies to keep their market hold.

    It’s just like their attitude with iOS 6. They just fixed stupid things that should have been fixed in a small patch for iOS 5, and call it the greatest OS to ever exist. It’s basically identical to iOS 5. And even though I’m an iphone user, I’ve used Android and iOS just isn’t that much, if at all, better. You can only hide behind claims of “being the best” for so long before people catch on and realize the premium they’re paying for your “better products” doesn’t make sense, because they can get something that’s actually better for less.

  • Ziaur Rahman

    I see you point, then in that case we should take the similiar actions towards Chinese & Japanese companies and hope for Apple to start building those major appliances ie TVs, household appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, microvave etc), cameras, vacuum, blurays, I can go on and on. Get your head outta ur a** and talk with some sense!

  • Not impressed

    The only thing superior about Apple products to date is their marketing ability to package something that has already been done, claim it as their own, then convince sheep they are the best.
    I have been an iPhone user for years, but the restrictive way it is done limiting basic features and access for who knows what reason, is just lame. The only thing cool about Apple is that they do make a solid piece of hardware, but their software is just respun junk in most cases.

    Apple needs Samsung to keep kicking them in the pants to improve their features to a basic usability level.