In a Jack Skellington voice: “What’s this? What’s this?” Recently Samsung sidestepped the German injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, and an Australian release for the tablet suddenly looks likely.
Now, in a case that had been dragging on for months and months, US judge Lucy Koh has rejected Apple’s proposed injunction against Sammo’s wares.
Apple had hoped to have the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 removed from US shelves, on the grounds that they “slavishly” ripped off the iPhone and iPad.
However, Judge Lucy Koh concluded: "It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung's accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed.”
Following the ruling, Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet sobbed: “Blatant copying is wrong,” while Samsung’s Jason Kim chirped: "This ruling confirms our long-held view that Apple's arguments lack merit."
Inevitably Apple will appeal. The aforementioned cases in Germany and Australia still aren’t entirely done with.
Meanwhile, Samsung continues to antagonise Apple with its Next Big Thing campaign.