Apple and Samsung have been at each others throat for a while now. It’s been more than a year since Samsung was sued over identity issues with the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The claim was that it was nearly indistinguishable from the Apple iPad, which side by side it’s hard to tell the two apart. It felt like it was just this horrible back and forth between the two giants of tech, but now Apple is finally getting somewhere.
Thanks to information from The Verge, we can report that Samsung has been banned from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US due to the loss in the case against Apple. After the judge sided with the “infamous suing company”, the Tab 10.1 will be taken off store shelves until Samsung can prove it didn’t violate any patents. Which seeing as it took nearly a year for this case be resolved, I wouldn’t get my hopes up that you’ll be buying a Galaxy Tab 10.1 anytime soon. The Verge had the following details:
“As part of the arrangement, Apple has agreed to post a $2.6 million bond just in case Samsung somehow manages to prove that Apple’s D’889 design patent is invalid, to compensate Samsung for the loss, but Judge Koh’s order seems to suggest that she doesn’t think Samsung has much of a case here. German courts have already banned the device, after all, though they found that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1N was sufficiently different to escape infringement. Koh seems to take an even stronger stance against Samsung, though, writing that “any product that is no more than colorably different from this specified product” is also part of the injunction.“
Normally I think Apple is asking for trouble whenever it decides to sue, but in this case I think Samsung definitely had it coming. I’ve seen the Tab 10.1 out in public before and thought it was an iPad and I think if that’s happening to people that work with Apple products, how much more is the average consumer going to mistake the two.
What are your guys thoughts on this? Do you think the judge was right in giving Apple the win? Let us know down below.
Via: The Verge