Samsung’s huge success in the release of their Galaxy S III device has been overshadowed by a US court judge’s decision to halt sales of their Galaxy 10.1 tablet, amid claims of Apple that the company infringed some of their copyright.
US District Judge Lucy Koh gave hints that Apple could eventually end up as a victor in the case that they filed against Samsung.
Koh said, “Apple has established a strong case on the merits.”
She added that the two products are almost the same. She even went on to say that the two are “virtually indistinguishable.”
Koh noted, “Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products.”
The decision disappointed Samsung, as this setback could affect other decisions in other areas.
Samsung said in a statement, “We will take necessary legal steps and do not expect the ruling to have a significant impact on our business operations, as we possess a diverse range of Galaxy Tab products.”
Apple and Samsung are locked in battles in court as Apple has filed suits against Samsung in multiple states for copyright infringement.
Will this setback be a reason for Samsung to eventually pullout some of their products in the US?
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