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Apple Judge May Rule on Samsung Tab Ban Delay by July 1

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June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. may get a ruling by July 1 on its request to delay a ban on U.S. sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer won by Apple Inc., a judge said.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who announced the timetable at a hearing today in San Jose, California, issued an order June 26 blocking U.S. sales of the tablet as part of patent- and trademark-infringement litigation between Samsung and Apple over smartphones and tablets.

The world’s two biggest makers of high-end phones have accused each other of copying designs and technology for mobile devices and are fighting patent battles on four continents to retain their dominance in the $219 billion global smartphone market.

Samsung argued in a court filing that Koh’s order is “improper” and should be lifted while the company appeals the ruling. The court relied on old evidence and has refused to consider newer evidence demonstrating that a patent at issue in the case is invalid, according to the filing.

The case is Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., 11- cv-01846, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Jose).

To contact the reporters on this story: Joel Rosenblatt in San Francisco at jrosenblatt@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at mhytha@bloomberg.net