Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Apple wins U.S. sales injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab

Apple, unable to compete based on the quality of its products, has won a preliminary injunction barring U.S. sales of Samsung's iPad rival, the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Samsung will likely appeal the ruling, though a spokesperson was unavailable for comment at the time of writing to confirm the company's next move.

A Samsung statement said:

Should Apple continue to make legal claims based on such a generic design patent, design innovation and progress in the industry could be restricted.

Apple has a long history of using extremely broad patents to undermine its competitors and hinder innovation. No wonder the #BoycottApple hashtag is winning ground on Twitter.