US Court Issues Sales Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

A U.S. court has put a stop to sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets, while a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung is resolved.

The case is scheduled to begin in California on July 30th.

Samsung will appeal the ruling, which was made by Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 26th.

A Samsung spokesperson notes: “We will take necessary legal steps and do not expect the ruling to have a significant impact on our business operations, as we possess a diverse range of Galaxy Tab products.”

The new edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 II or Galaxy Tab 7.7 is not affected by the ban.

Apple is required to post a $2.6 million bond to enforce the injunction, which can be used as compensation to Samsung, should the ban prove to be unnecessary.

In another matter before the court, Apple is also seeking to ban Samsung’s hot selling new smartphone, the Galaxy S3.

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