Samsung Appealing Apple’s Galaxy Tab Injunction

Only hours after Judge Lucy Koh granted Apple a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States, Samsung made it clear it plans to appeal the ruling. The electronics maker filed a notice to appeal in the patent infringement case on Wednesday, according to Foss Patents.

Samsung to appeal Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunctionSamsung to appeal Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction

Apple and Samsung have been fighting in court over patent infringement claims for over a year and have been seeking injunctions to block each other’s mobile devices from being sold to consumers. Yesterday’s ruling marks the first time Apple has won an injunction in the United States to block the sale of what it sees as an iPad copycat.

In her ruling, Judge Koh stated, “Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products.”

Apple still needs to post a US$2.6 million bond before the injunction order goes into effect, and the iPhone and iPad maker hasn’t said when — or if — it plans to do so.