US Ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sale upheld, on HTC Android phone import denied
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 04/07/2012 19:27
Apple has had one win and one setback this week in its patent battle against Android. The International Trade Commission denied Apple's attempt to obtain an emergency ban on the import of a number of HTC smartphones running Android, while a US District Court has upheld an injunction against the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.
HTC's One X and EVO 4G LTE handsets were originally delayed from their May 18 launch date while US Customs officials examined the devices for compliance with a previous import ban -- the result of an ITC complaint initiated by Apple. Apple later tried to obtain an ITC ban on 29 HTC smartphones -- practically HTC's entire portfolio -- but was denied this request on Tuesday, with the ITC arguing that Apple didn't do enough to prove the emergency nature of its request.
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Samsung loses bid to overturn US Galaxy tablet sales ban
Samsung has lost its attempt to overturn a ban on US sales of its flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer, in a fresh blow for the South Korean manufacturer in its patent war with Apple.
A judge in California on Monday refused to lift the ban - which came into force last week - while the court weighs up Apple's claim that Samsung illegally copied the design of the iPad.