“Apple Inc.’s request for a court order blocking U.S. sales of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer is scheduled for a court hearing next week, a federal judge said,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.
“U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, said she also hopes to rule on Apple’s request to block sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone before the June 29 hearing,” Rosenblatt reports. “This month, she expedited evidence sharing for Apple’s bid to block sales of Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy S III.”
Rosenblatt reports, “The June 29 hearing will address Apple’s third request to block sales of Samsung’s tablet computer… On June 19, the appeals court reaffirmed its May determination that Apple’s patent on a design of the tablet is likely to withstand challenges to its validity. That decision allowed the Cupertino, California-based company to renew its request to block sales of Samsung’s tablet in the U.S.”
“Samsung yesterday began rolling out its Galaxy S III flagship smartphone in the U.S. through T-Mobile USA Inc.,” Rosenblatt reports. “Apple, anticipating sales of the new phone, told Koh at a previous hearing it was considering filing a request for a temporary restraining order blocking the Galaxy S III before its release. Lawyers for Apple said the move was forced by Samsung’s tactic of releasing new generations of products before courts around the world are able to rule on whether earlier products infringed the patents involved in lawsuits. Apple dropped its request for a restraining order when Koh said it might delay a July 30 trial date.”
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