On Tuesday this week, we reported to you about the grave decision of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to reject Samsung’s request for a temporary lifting of the ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in the U.S. We previously mentioned that the district court is not the last hope for Samsung to get the injunctions lifted. Samsung has also sent an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington which has exclusive jurisdiction over intellectual property disputes.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order to deny Samsung’s request to stay a ban on U.S. sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 saying, “Samsung’s request for an immediate stay is denied.” This leaves Samsung with no choice but to agree on a settlement with Apple, that’s if the South Korean tech giant is determined to keep its 10.1-inch tablet in U.S. shores. Meanwhile, the Federal Court has yet to announce its decision on the injunction filed by Apple against the Galaxy Nexus. The device too, has been denied earlier this week by U.S. District Koh.