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Oct 16, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab Might Get Banned in the US Too

Samsung has definitely not been going through the best of times lately, at least as far as its tablet business goes, as Apple might just get the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in the US too. 

The scuffle between Apple and Samsung has spread more or less around the whole world, as the two have been suing each other in multiple countries. 

Apparently, Apple has been doing better in court, winning injunctions in Germany and Australia, while Samsung failed in its own court actions. 

Though Samsung pleaded with a Dutch court to ban some of Apple's own devices, the request was ultimately denied. 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy tab 10.1 tablet got truly banned in Australia and things aren't looking too much better in Europe either. 

Additionally, Apple has been taking similar actions in the US, to apparent success, if new rumors are true. 

Basically, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said that the Galaxy Tab really did infringe iPad related patents. 

An injunction has not been set in place, yet, since the Cupertino company still has to prove the validity of said patents. 

All in all, it really looks like Samsung is losing this fight, after having already been forced to delay the item in most regions. 

Then again, lawsuits like this usually last months, even years, since those involved can appeal decisions several times, and this is probably what will happen here as well. 

Fortunately for Samsung, the injunction in Australia, at least, is not permanent, and the Judge even offered to speed up the next hearing. 

Samsung declined the offer, however, saying that they need time to prepare the defense against Apple's case. 

This means that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 won't be selling there during the holiday season, so there is no hope of competing with the likes of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2.


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