As you may have heard, on Friday of last week, Apple was granted a sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in the states, after U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh . Today, that same judge denied Samsung’s request for a temporary lifting of the ban, just until everything could get sorted out (you know, when a more official ruling could be made on Samsung’s alleged patent infringement). Looks like that’s not gonna happen.
Samsung did appeal the ruling over the weekend, taking the matter to the federal appeals court and while that seems like a shot in the dark, apparently, that court could put the ban on hold while they consider the appeal. Samsung is still trying to work out a similar stay on the sales ban of the Galaxy Nexus, to which Apple is no doubt gloating after the device dropped to $350 and was announced coming out of the box with their newest firmware, Jelly Bean.
Apple is dead serious about the ban, posting a $95.6 million dollar bond just to keep the sales ban in effect (this is just in case the court should later rule the injunction was issued in error). They believe Samsung (although technically, Android) infringes on their speech and search patents. Somebody, please. Just make it all stop…