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Because we’re Tech Report, we’ll just focus on that last one. A U.S. judge has ruled that, yep, the Samsung Galaxy Tab DOES infringe on patents owned by Apple. BUT! California District Judge Lucy Koh also ruled that Apple must prove the validity of those patents if it wants to block sales of the Galaxy Tab in the United States. Such a blockade would not be unprecedented since sales have already been blocked in Germany and Australia. Apple, of course, is upset that the Galaxy Tab looks exactly like an iPad, a charge backed up in court, according to BBC News:
At one point in the hearing the judge held both Samsung and Apple products up on the air and challenged the defence to whether they could identify which device was which.
Samsung attorney Ms Sullivan, who was roughly 10 feet away, responded: “Not as this distance your honour.”