Apple Wins Lawsuit Against Samsung Galaxy Tab - Ban On US Sales
Apple and Samsung wars continue and took a step further when Samsung copied Apple's Siri in its latest smartphone GalaxySIII. According to Apple, samsung has copied the voice assistant feature from Apple's iPhone4S and named it S-Voice. There is a redundancy in the process. Samsung copies Apple, apple in turn files a lawsuit and eventually restricts the sales of those particular models in selected regions.
This time, the senator gave a decision in Apple's favour declaring that Samsung Galaxy Tab design is indeed copied from Apple iPad and iPhone design that is copyrighted and the design for which Apple has patents. Apple has previously won ban against Samsung products over different regions globally.
“Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” Koh wrote in her order, adding that the strength of Apple’s case on the merits left her no choice but to grant the injunction. “While Samsung will certainly suffer lost sales from the issuance of an injunction, the hardship to Apple of having to directly compete with Samsung’s infringing products outweighs Samsung’s harm in light of the previous findings by the Court.” - AllThingsDAllThingsD has also received a reply from Apple which says -
“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas."If Samsung fails to provide enough evidence that the hardware, UI and packaging of Galaxy Tab is not copied from iPad and iPhone, Samsung will have to stop its sales of Galaxy Tab in the US market.