What’s crazy about this is the two two companies DO BUSINESS together!
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued the order yesterday after rejecting a similar request in December. Apple’s request, part of a broader patent dispute over smartphones and tablets, was based on an appeals court finding that it will probably win its patent-infringement claim relating to the Tab 10.1 table.
The world’s two biggest makers of high-end phones have accused each other of copying designs and technology for mobile devices and are fighting patent battles on four continents to retain their dominance in the $219 billion global smartphone market. Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung will take necessary legal steps in response to yesterday’s ruling on the year-old model, the company said in a statement today.
“This is an extension of their fight in the smartphone space,” Kim Young Chan, a Seoul-based analyst at Shinhan Investment Corp., said by phone. “If you look at precedents, different cases yielded different rulings. As long as smartphones aren’t blocked, Samsung’s fundamentals will stay intact.”Share on Facebook