Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1Samsung has just been dealt a blow by the U.S. appeals court, as the South Korean company’s efforts to overturn a preliminary injunction which was issued last month against sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet amounted to naught – leaving Apple in the driver’s seat in this particular patent dispute. I wonder what the lawyers over at Samsung will do now, as they continue to seek ways to overturn this sales ban. Not only that, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also denied Samsung’s motion to have its appeal against the District Court’s orders being expedited. The court mentioned that “Samsung may of course significantly self-expedite the case by filing its own brief early.”

Samsung could not be reached for comment or their viewpoints on the order, but there is still hope for Samsung just yet. After all, a court across the pond – in the UK to be exact, decided otherwise, claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not infringe on a registered Apple design as “they are not as cool” and Samsung’s offering “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design.”

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