Last month, we saw Apple win an injunction against Samsung on copyright infringement grounds, which resulted in a ban on Galaxy Tabs in the U.S.A. Samsung was quick to appeal the decision, and is hoping the ruling would be overturned. Engadget reports today that they have been denied a request for the injunction to be delayed until after the appeal, by both the original District Court judge and the Court of Appeals.
The Court of Appeals has also denied Samsung’s request to expedite the appeal process, meaning this whole affair is likely to get dragged out for a few months. During those months, Samsung will not be able to sell Galaxy Tabs in America. The situation looks grim for Samsung.
The one saving grace for the Korean electronics giant is that the newer Galaxy Tab 2 is not covered by this injunction. Only the older Galaxy Tab 10.1 is affected, which is getting pretty aged now anyways. Sales of its successor will continue unabated. One has to wonder if the negative press Apple is getting for this lawsuit will push some people to buy the Galaxy Tab 2 instead of an iPad.
How do you feel about this whole situation? Does Apple’s anti-competitive litigation make you less likely to buy their products? Sound off in the comments.