Apple Vs. Samsung: Apple Loses Bid To Halt Galaxy Sales In U.S.

iPad vs Galaxy Tab

The plot thickens in the Apple-Samsung patent war. A U.S. judge has rejected Apple’s bid to halt Samsung’s sales of Galaxy tablets and smartphones.

Reuters reports that Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh turned down Apple’s move for a preliminary injunction against Samsung. The bid would have prevented Samsung Electronics from selling its Galaxy-series tablets and smartphones in the U.S. on grounds of patent-infringement.

“It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,” Koh wrote.

If the ban had succeeded, Apple may have been able to get more sales due to the Galaxy series’ inaccessibility. While Apple is still doing well, the competition is looking fiercer than ever.

Meanwhile, on Friday Apple appealed a ruling by an Australian judge that lifted the ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Samsung vs. Apple patent war spans over 20 different cases in multiple countries. While it’s still possible that Apple could win, things don’t seem to be in their favor at the moment.

Samsung recently relaunched a modified Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany to get around the injunction. Apple also has to worry about Motorola’s lawsuit concerning iCloud, which isn’t looking good, either. Things are getting even more intense in the smartphone industry.

[via Reuters]

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  • Bruh

    Maybe Apple should spend more money on developing new, innovative products rather than filing 20+ lawsuits…

    • FU

      Apple are waiting for others to create something new, take it from them, improve it and put an “i” in the front and have all the sheep queuing up for it. Till than, filing lawsuits is a good way to stop their competitors from eating their market shares.

      • mcspanky

        WHAT!!?!?!?!?!!? who was the first to make a smartphone on the caliber it is today!? who thought of and invented all of these new features never thought of before!!?!!?!? and who just came, stole the idea, changed it a bit for the worse and claimed they invented it? Let me answer that. Apple, Apple, and samsung.

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  • Rose Mohd Sah

    Let see if Samsung can invent more innovative and interactive other than Galaxy or iPads similarities in the near future that will impress or win our heart like how Apple does.