Apple Scores a Win in Samsung Galaxy Tab Case

Apple Scores a Win in Samsung Galaxy Tab Case

Judge Lucy Koh handed Apple an injunction against Samsung selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. on Tuesday. The decision comes after a previous denial of Apple’s request, and a federal appeals court ruling requiring her to reconsider the request.

Cult of Mac:

Judge Koh’s decision to stop Samsung from selling its tablet is a significant win in Apple’s case. Apple takes the position that the Tab infringes on several of Apple’s iPad patents.

“Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” wrote Judge Koh in her decision.

Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet reaffirmed Apple’s prior stance that Samsung’s “blatant copying” of the iPad is wrong.

The court order becomes effective as soon as Apple posts a $2.6 million bond. The money would go to Samsung in case the injunction is later found to have been wrong.