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Samsung ordered to stop selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US

The latest round of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung court battle gives Apple the upper hand.

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A man uses Samsung Electronics' tablet Galaxy Tab 10.1 displayed for customers at the company's headquarters in Seoul. On June 26, A U.S. judge backed Apple Inc's request to stop Samsung Electronics selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States, giving the iPhone maker a significant win in the global smartphone and tablet patent wars.

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A California judge ruled Thursday that Samsung can no longer sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US, based on Apple’s claims that Samsung violated its iPad patents.

In the meantime, the US District Court of the Northern District of California will continue to inspect Apple’s patents and compare them to Samsung’s products, according to the Associated Press

So far, the Tab’s future doesn’t look promising – presiding Judge Lucy Koh said Apple “has established a strong case on the merits,” deeming the iPad and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 “virtually indistinguishable.”

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