Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales banned by U.S. court

  • A U.S. court has banned sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet while it decides on the firm's patent dispute with Apple.

    Apple claims Samsung infringed its design patent and copied the look of its iPad device.

    The ban does not apply to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 II, the tablet's new edition.

    The trial is scheduled to begin in California on July 30.

    Apple will have to post a $2.6 million bond to enforce the injunction and will have to compensate Samsung if the ban subsequently proves to have been unnecessary.

    In December 2011, a German court threw out the firm’s complaints about Samsung's redesigned Galaxy 10.1N.