Apple is going to have a tough time pushing its US sales ban attempts on the Samsung Galaxy S III as it is already keeping the judge quite busy.
Taking on the new complaint leaves no room for US District Court Judge Lucy Koh since she is just too busy with existing ones, and finding time to deal with Apple’s sales ban request on the device together with other complaints does not qualify her eagerness.
Koh stated in her ruling, “The pending motion for preliminary injunction is fully briefed, and the Court will not consider any further discovery or briefing. An order on the pending motion for preliminary injunction will issue shortly.”
“If Apple seeks to file a motion to enjoin sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple will have to request a new hearing date from the Court,” added Koh.
Samsung was confident that it could get rid of the ban, as the product is set for release in the US market on June 21.
“We would also like to assure consumers that the US launch and sales of the Galaxy S III will proceed as planned. The Galaxy S III has already been highly received in markets where it has been introduced,” said Samsung’s spokesperson.
“Samsung looks forward to bringing the Galaxy S III to the US, and we believe that Apple’s actions would only serve to disrupt consumers’ access to the latest innovative mobile technology.”