PATENT BULLY Apple is opposing rival Samsung's motion in court to let it sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US.
Bloomberg reports that Samsung must wait for at least another week before US District Court Judge Lucy Koh will reconsider the preliminary injunction, having issued the order to block sales back in June.
In a court filing yesterday Apple argued that lifting the ban would trouble consumers and upset the market. Why lift the injunction now, it said, when all that will achieve is confusion?
"Dissolving the injunction only to reinstate it shortly thereafter would cause confusion in the market and is not necessary to prevent irreparable harm," said Apple in its response.
"Indeed, Samsung admitted that the injunction is not likely to have a significant impact on its business, given that it is already selling a successor to the Galaxy Tab 10.1."
Also yesterday, Judge Koh tabled a hearing for 6 December where she will hear arguments relating to Apple's request to ban eight other Samsung models, all smartphones.
Neither Apple nor Samsung have responded to our request for comment. µ