Apple is more or less in court 24/7 all over the world. Earlier this week we saw the case between Apple and Motorola dismissed by Judge Richard Posner, before that we saw Apple fined $2.25M by Australia for misleading iPad users. Now we see that Apple has actually come out victorious in a battle with Samsung over the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Apple claimed that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has infringed its design by illegally copying the look of the iPad. California district judge Lucy Koh said,
“Apple has established a strong case on the merits and Samsung has a right to compete but it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products.”
At first, judge Koh decided against banning the sale of Samsung’s tablet in the US in December but now she has had a change of heart. The trial for the case will be scheduled to begin in California on 30 July.
If the ban proves to be unnecessary then Apple will have to pay a $2.6 million (£1.67m) bond to compensate Samsung for case they applied for back in May.
Apple and Samsung are involved in a number of legal cases in various countries around the world.