Judge Blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab

A U.S. judged ordered Samsung to stop selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Apple requested an injunction on the product and called it “blatant copying.” U.S. District Judge Lucky Koh wrote that Samsung “does not have a right to compete unfairly.” The order will become effective after Apple posts a $2.6 million bond to protect against damages suffered by Samsung if the injunction is later overturned. Samsung said in a statement: “Apple sought a preliminary injunction of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, based on a single design patent that addressed just one aspect of the product’s overall design. Should Apple continue to make legal claims based on such a generic design patent, design innovation and progress in the industry could be restricted.”