A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a request by Samsung to
lift a ban on U.S. sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 - the third
legal setback to South Korean firm in just a week.
Apple and Samsung are waging legal war in around 10
countries, accusing each other of patent violations as they
vie for supremacy in a fast-growing market for mobile
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California,
rejected Samsung's request to lift her June 26 order to
halt sales of its Galaxy Tab device.
Koh also slapped a pre-trial ban on sales of Samsung's
Galaxy Nexus phone on Friday.
The affected tablets and smartphones are unlikely to have
major impact on Samsung's earnings, as the firm has since
introduced upgraded models.
"Samsung is disappointed with the court's decision that
denied our motion to stay. We believe today's ruling will
ultimately reduce the availability of superior
technological features to consumers in the United States,"
Samsung said in a statement.
The district court is not the last chance for Samsung to
get the injunction lifted.
The case is U.S. District Court, Northern District of
California, is Apple Inc v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et