The long running battle of Apple versus Samsung is rolling on still with lawsuits all around the globe; however Apple has recently lost a case in the USA which is a big blow to the tech giant. After securing victory over Samsung in both Germany and Australia Apple may have thought the victory train would roll on into the US but it wasn’t to be.
The main argument from Apple is that Samsung has “blatantly copied” the iPad and iPhone designs, with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being one of the said “copycat” devices. The cases brought against Samsung in both Germany and Australia gave Apple the results they wanted, a sales ban of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in those countries. The fight is a big one, with 20 cases in 10 countries, but the USA loss will be a bitter pill for Apple to swallow.
The latest ruling from the court in California means that the ban will not happen in the USA allowing Samsung to continue to sell their devices in the states. The ruling from Judge Koh stated that “It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed”.
Samsung has always maintained that the case from Apple lacks merit and this latest ruling will undoubtedly convince them of this further. Samsung has remained the only real contender in the ring with Apple, with their devices standing up against Apple’s iOS offerings.
How the rest of this war will play out remains to be seen but for now Samsung have won this battle.