A US judge has rejected Samsung Electronics Co. request to lift an injunction against US sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1, a tablet computer than runs on Google’s Android and competes with Apple’s iPad.
Last week, US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, granted Apple’s request to block sale of the tablet. Samsung had asked the court to stay the injunction pending resolution of an appeal.
Apple last year asked the US District Court of Northern California to block sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, firing up a legal battle between the two electronics giants over smartphones and tablet computers.
The latest court order is the second decision that rules Samsung’s Galaxy tablet copied the iPad’s design. In 2011, a German court issued an injunction against the Galaxy tablet upon Apple’s request.