Judge Grants Apple Injunction to Bans Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tabs in U.S., Patent Wars Escalate
What’s even more notable is that Judge Koh granted the ban as a preliminary injunction--the case hasn’t actually been decided yet. Of course, Samsung will appeal the decision, but that will take time. Meanwhile, Samsung’s numerous Galaxy devices, which we’ve found definitely pass muster regarding their legitimacy in the mobile market, are in danger of becoming collector’s items.
Samsung has nothing close to Apple’s mobile market share, but it’s climbed to number two on the strength of the Galaxy devices. With the market getting crowded on various fronts by the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, Samsung already had serious competition, but now, the company could see its share dip precipitously or vanish altogether should the ruling be upheld.