This is going to ruin Samsung’s week, I know it. The Korean-gadget giant has been slapped with an injunction in the US today that prevents it from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country, pending further review. Ouch.
The preliminary injunction requested by and awarded to Apple means that Samsung is prohibited from selling the Tab 10.1 in the US.
Keep in mind that Samsung has about 7 other tablet devices in that market right now that this injunction doesn’t affect. That makes you feel slightly less sorry for Samsung.
Samsung can come back from this injunction, however, by appealing against it, which there’s no doubt it will do in the coming days. According to AllThingsD, a successful appeal against the injunction or any ruling that finds the injunction was unnecessary will see Apple pay a $US2.6 million bond out to Samsung for lost profits. Surely Tim Cook has that in his couch cushions.
Apple’s not been so lucky in Australia, with the High Court upholding a decision by the Federal Court, not to grant a similar injunction. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still on sale in Australia, but by no means does it dispel the full hearing going on at the moment to determine infringement. [AllThingsD]