Those who watch the tech news with a keen eye probably know by now that various companies (coughApplecough) are engaged in various bitter wars in the courts, each company seemingly trying to stop another company from putting similar products on a marketplace filled with copies, lookalikes, and clones.
Today there’s been further news on one such battle – just a week or so ago, a US District Court imposed a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, and today US District Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s request to reverse the decision. Samsung has already commented on today’s news, saying:
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.
An Apple spokesperson has also officially commented, telling Reuters:
This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.
Samsung is, of course, planning on appealing today’s decision and hopes to get the Galaxy Tab 10. back on US store shelves as soon as possible.