galaxytab US judge rejects Apple attempt to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab

A US judge has rejected an attempt by Apple to get Samsung's Galaxy Tab and several smartphones banned in the United States, signalling a major setback in Apple's legal dispute.

A US judge has rejected an attempt by Apple to get Samsung's Galaxy Tab and several smartphones banned in the United States, signalling a major setback in Apple's legal dispute.

District Judge Lucy Koh decided that a ban against the Galaxy Tab and three Samsung smartphones was not appropriate, adding that she failed to see how it would stop Apple from being irrepairably harmed, as the latter claimed in its lawsuit.
 
The US lawsuit, which was filed in April, is just one of numerous cases Apple has filed throughout several countries around the world, most of which have yet to return a verdict.
 
galaxytab US judge rejects Apple attempt to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab
 
There is still potential for a ban in the US, however, as Koh indicated that Apple was likely to prove patent infringement for the Galaxy Tab and at least one of the smartphones in question.
 
However, in a vouch of confidence for Samsung, she also said that Apple needs to demonstrate that the patents are actually valid, which she believes it has so far failed to prove in the face of Samsung's legal challenges.
 
The patent battle between the two technology giants appeared to initially be going in Apple's favour, with bans secured in Germany and Australia. However, recent rulings have sided with Samsung, ending the preliminary injunction in Australia and now preventing an injunction in the US. The EU's Competition Commissioner has also expressed concerns over the German ban.
 
Source: Reuters