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Woa woa woa, hold up there sir.  You are not allowed into these borders.

A US district judge has block the sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices in the US at Apple’s request citing:

Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products

Those are some pretty heft words, and they are sure to up the rhetoric in this “thermo nuclear war” between Apple and everything Android.  This is the first major win for Apple in the US and it is most likely not going to be the last.

This signifies a large stance change with the US judges from previous statements where they said these types of similarities were not worth the bans because they would hurt overall business and growth too much. How much was this infringing device hurting Apple’s sales?  Well Apple currently holds 50%+ of the market share with just the iPad, while Samsung holds a measly 5% share with several tablets on the market.  In the words of Machiavelli

you must quash any signs of rebellion or competitive as it will grown and create displeasure with the prince”

Stay tuned as the war wages on!

Thanks for the tip Kyle!

p.s. for all you fandroids out there I rock a GS3 so get off your high horse, I have an open mind.