Yesterday U.S. Judge Lucy Koh rejected a request from Samsung to lift a ban on the U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple and Samsung are battling each other in the court system across 10 countries over patents. The ban was imposed on Samsung around June 26th. Koh also hit a pre-trial ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone this past Friday.
Apple sued Samsung last year and accused them of “slavishly” copying the iPhone/iPad. Samsung countersued and denied the claim.
The tablets and smartphones that have been affected will not have a major impact on Samsung’s earnings because they have launched upgraded models since then.
“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,” said Samsung in a statement.
The case was filed under the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, is Apple Inc v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, 11-1846.