Apple is seeking a fresh ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab in the US.
|Galaxy Tab 10.1 to face ban in US?|
The injunction Apple filed against rival Samsung in a court hearing on Friday last is the iPad maker’s latest strike in the tit-for tat battle of the tech giants, which began with the latter accusing Samsung of infringing technology patents used for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, and Samsung Major Domo Gee-Sung Choi are set to meet on Wednesday morning in the USA in a bid to resolve their messy patent battle(s), following a court order by Judge Lucy Koh, currently presiding over lawsuits filed by the companies.
However, since the two bosses are scheduled to meet this week, it is unlikely the injunction will be granted by Judge Koh in the next few days.
If the settlement talks between the sparring giants fails to come to a resolution, Judge Koh could grant Apple’s injunction without a hearing, reports ComputerWorld.
This would mean Samsung flagship 10″ Tab 10.1 would not longer be available in one of its biggest markets globally, a device already subject to release delays last year due to its battle with its US arch rival.
Cupertino already sought to ban the Android based Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in Oz, in a prolonged court battle which went all the way to the High Court, only to lose the case last November.
Samsung deny its Android based devices including S II and Galaxy 10.1 infinge Apple patents and counter sued Apple for infringing its patented mobile wireless technology.