Lawyers for South Korean electronics giant Samsung has filed petition with a U. S. court to suspend the recently used preliminary injunction that has barred the company from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country.
On Tuesday this week, U. S. District Judge Lucy Koh in California granted Apple's request for an injunction blocking sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, ruling that Samsung has a right to compete, but it doesn't have any right to compete unfairly.
Responding to the injunction, lawyers for Samsung filed a petition on Wednesday, asking the court to suspend that order pending an appeal.
The South Korean manufacturer challenged the injunction on a number of points, including that the evidences presented by the Cupertino firm against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet were more than seven months old.
The South Korean manufacturer also claimed that it has a strong chance of success on appeal as the Court's issuance of a preliminary injunction was based on a stale record.
In its filing, Samsung also said, "The injunction will cause Samsung significant harm due to impaired relationships with customers and carriers, while causing no demonstrable injury to Apple
Apple and Samsung are locked in patent battles in several countries across the world, apparently as a part of their efforts to dominate the lucrative global gadgets market.