Apple has won an injunction to stop Samsung from selling older models of the Galaxy Tab in the United States:
“Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” [U.S. District Court Judge Lucy] Koh said in her ruling on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The ban marks one of the first major victories for Apple in the U.S. as it continues to bombard rivals with patent complaints. Apple’s win isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, however: Samsung plans to appeal the decision, of course, and this ban only affects the Galaxy Tab 10.1, a tablet that was introduced more than a year ago. Samsung has already unveiled a newer version of the device — the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 — which is not impacted by Judge Koh’s ruling.
The highlight of the case came very early on, when Samsung’s own lawyers were unable to tell their own product apart from an iPad from ten feet.
I’m not sure the injunction will actually mean very much, although it’s certainly a vindication for Apple.
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