Apple faces delays in seeking U.S. ban of Samsung phones and tablets

“Apple sued Samsung last year, accusing the South Korean electronics maker of ‘slavishly’ copying the iPhone and iPad,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.

“U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, rejected Apple’s bid to ban some Samsung smartphones and the Galaxy 10.1 tablet. Last month, an appeals court told Koh to reconsider Apple’s request regarding the tablet,” Levine reports. “Apple promptly asked Koh for a ban once again. But in a brief order on Monday, Koh denied Apple’s motion on procedural grounds, saying the appeals court must formally cede jurisdiction back to her before she could consider it. Once that happens, Apple could refile its request, Koh said, without specifying when the appeals court would relinquish jurisdiction.”

MacDailyNews Take: Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!

Levine reports, “‘Each day that Samsung continues to sell its infringing Tab 10.1 causes additional harm to Apple through design dilution, lost sales, lost market share, and lost future sales of tag-along products,’ Apple said in a court filing last month.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Ah, the sloth-like injustice of it all.

Apple ought to sue the U.S. legal system for gross incompetence. It’s like wading through a swamp full of molasses-covered morons.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

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    1. Wow. You’re a dumbass. If Judge Koh doesn’t have formal jurisdiction over the case then her order wouldn’t be worth the paper it was written on (because then you would waste more weeks having her order overturned on procedural issues). What she said to Apple was, “ask the Appeals Court to return the case to me and you’ll have your order. In the meantime be patient.”

      1. “U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, rejected Apple’s bid to ban some Samsung smartphones and the Galaxy 10.1 tablet.”

        Sucker… she made an tremendously obvious error in judgement in the first place. I mean, it’s painfully obvious that Samsung ripped off Apple’s intellectual property. Anyone thinking different would seemingly have ulterior motives. I hope that’s not true.

    1. I’m traveling in Italy. Have yet to see any tablets but iPads in the wild. My son did spot one Samdung tablet among the passengers on the cruise I was just on. I also see a lot of iPhones along with a few Samdung Notes.

      Using new iPad on TIM in Italy. 19 Euros for 5 GB data. 3G with occasional EDGE. Almost continuous service on the bullet train from Venice to Rome.

      Maps function was very useful walking thru the streets of Venice, which can be very confusing.

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