Judge bars sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US

27 06 2012
Ryan Paul



A federal judge ordered a preliminary injunction late Tuesday against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 for violating a design patent for Apple’s iPad. The injunction will go into effect immediately after Apple posts a $2.6 million bond to the court, at which point Samsung is barred from continued sales of the device in the US.

Apple had filed for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab in July 2011, after suing Samsung in April for “slavishly” copying its designs for the iPhone and iPad to make its competing Galaxy S smartphones and Galaxy Tab tablets.

Judge Lucy Koh previously determined that the Galaxy Tab did in fact infringe one of Apple’s registered design patents,


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