At the end of last month, Samsung was faced with an injunction from the court that resulted in the possibility of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus receiving a sales ban in the US – one of their major global markets. Not too long after that, Samsung naturally went on the defensive and decided to contest that injunction in the court, only to have their efforts shot down. Not only that, a US judge did reject another request by Samsung to prevent a ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales in the US, which is the third legal blow against the South Korean conglomerate in a space of one week.
Right now, there are legal battles being fought across approximately 10 countries between Apple and Samsung, where patents are their ammunition of choice, and these two fierce rivals intend to be the final word where mobile devices are concerned. Lee Sun-tae, an analyst at NH Investment & Securities, has somewhat softened the blow, saying, “The impact on Samsung is limited as shipment volume of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Nexus are quite small. Even if Apple wins an injunction request on Galaxy S III, Samsung will have plenty of time to get around it, as it normally takes quite a long time for a court to process such requests.”