Samsung was hoping to delay the injunction against the Galaxy Tab handed down by Judge Lucy Koh last week after Apple was granted an appeal to have a design patent re-examined, questioning its validity. While Judge Koh declared the patent was obvious, the appeals court then reversed her ruling allowing for the injunction against Samsung’s tablet to be officiated.
The company will have one more chance to lift the injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, following a second appeal filed with a federal appeals court.
It’s been an unfortunate few weeks for Samsung in the legal system, having being hit with an injunction last week to ban sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the US, for infringing on Apple’s iPhone design, a ruling it is also currently fighting to delay while an appeal is preapred..
It’s been estimated by various industry sources that the court-ordered restrictions could see Samung lose as much as US$60 million from the Galaxy Tab injunction and a further US$120 million from the Galaxy Nexus ban.