Samsung may have lost the lawsuit that Apple started against them, but they didn’t lose on account of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, that wasn’t considered a copy of the iPad. Since the product was free of any patent infringement, one may think that it also got rid of the sales ban, right? Wrong, since the product is still banned for some reason, after being affected by a preliminary injunction back in June.

Samsung demanded that the injunction would be lifted, so it could sell the slate in the US as it should. Although that will happen, it won’t happen right now, for some reason, since Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s request to lift the ban. She wrote in the Monday ruling that she can’t lift the ban because Samsung decided to appeal the injunction in a different court. The same judge wrote in the ruling that if it were her jurisdiction, she would lift the ban, especially since the product is not infringing on patents.

This is bad news for Samsung, since the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is becoming an obsolete product with each week that passes, but they will probably cash in big time on the Note 10.1 and Note II, big enough to forget about this sad attempt of getting their justice and rights back. Kind of messed up, right?