A federal court judge in California has halted sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 so the court can decide whether that device infringes upon Apple’s patent for the iPad. Not surprisingly, Samsung is already appealing the court’s injunction in this patent infringement case. Ironically, the U.S. district judge had actually declined to halt Galaxy 10.1 sales initially until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered her to reconsider her prior decision.
After reconsidering, the U.S. district judge changed her ruling, stating that Samsung may not compete ‘unfairly’ with Apple, and that Samsung may not ‘flood’ the market with infringing products. One technology expert warns that this patent infringement battle is far from over. According to him, both companies are likely in this for the long haul, and the fight could drag on for some time.