Apple and Samsung don’t see eye to eye regarding terms of the recent preliminary injunction placed on the the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Surprise, surprise. Shortly after rulings were handed down to temporarily ban sales of both devices, the maker of the iPhone and iPad sent notices to retailers requesting that they cease selling both the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Nexus, including any remaining units in their inventory.
The letter insists that the order from the US District Court “applies not only to the named Samsung entities, but also to anyone ‘acting in concert’ with them.” Further, retailers were asked to “comply with the order by ceasing immediately to engage in any of the specified acts (e.g., importing, offering to sell, or selling within the United States) in connection with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.”
Of course, retailers no longer must comply with orders related to the Galaxy Nexus, as the ban on the device was stayed following an appeal from Samsung. Still, the Korean maker of Android devices feels stores with remaining stock of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 have every right to sell off their remaining units, going so far as to call Apple’s actions “menacing.” As the matter currently stands, several retailers, including Sam’s Club, have refused to honor Apple’s request pending further review of the court’s order.