A federal court in California has blocked the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. in a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.
In an order on Tuesday granting the preliminary injunction, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division has enjoined Samsung and its U.S. subsidiaries from importing or selling within the U.S. the tablet or any “product that is no more than colorably different from this specified product and embodies any design contained in U.S. Design Patent No. D504,889.”
The patent refers to the ornamental design of the device. The court previously found the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be substantially similar “in the eyes of the ordinary observer” to the D’889, the Judge said.
Since Jobs is now dead Apple has given up on the innovation, instead they are looking at litigation. Because that is what assholes do.