Today it became known that Samsung Electronics lawyers failed to achieve the lifting of the temporary ban on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States. Federal Judge Lucy Koch ruled yesterday afternoon to reject the South Korean tech giant's petition to lift the tablet's ban.
In June, a California court agreed with evidence from lawyers in Cupertino and issued a ruling imposing a temporary ban on sales. However, the judges later agreed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was not copied from the iPad. Apparently, counting on the loyalty of the judges, the South Korean manufacturer decided to lift the ban.
According to AllThingsD, the judge stated in the ruling that the court would not "be right" if it decided on the case before Samsung's appeal was considered in the court of appeal. The court of appeal in the case between Apple and Samsung, where also "on the agenda" is the discussion of the existing ban on sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1, is scheduled for December this year.
On the one hand, this is good news for Apple - the sales ban remains in place. On the other hand, for Samsung, this is no less good news as it is highly likely that the ban will most likely be lifted based on the findings of the jury in August.