Court Denies Apple’s Wish for Samsung Galaxy Tab Ban

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Fans of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab can rest easy. The device won’t be facing a court imposed ban in the U.S. just yet. Tech giant Apple would like the tablet not sold in the United States. Why? The Cupertino, California-based company believes the device violated some of its patents.

Apple’s request came as a preliminary injunction, a move the California district court countered that it didn’t have jurisdiction to implement.

This isn’t the first go-around concerning the spat. Apple previously tried to get Samsung devices banned in December. However, that too was unsuccessful and the latest action was considered an appeal.

“The general rule is that once a notice of appeal is filed it confers jurisdiction on the court of appeals and divests the district court of jurisdiction with respect to matters involved with the appeal,” explained Judge Koh, according to a PC Magazine report.

Tech titans have commonly quarreled over patent issues. Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Green-sung were expected to meet in San Francisco, California to discuss a possible settlement.

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