As reported by Reuters, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has commented on the case in a court hearing on Thursday, October 13, 2011, but has not yet ruled on a pending motion for a preliminary injunction to bar some of the Samsung Galaxy products from being sold in the U.S.

Reportedly, Judge Koh frequently remarked on similarities between the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Apple iPad, and even questioned Samsung's attorneys as whether they could identify Samsung's tablet between the two.

Nonetheless, Judge Koh indicated the utility patent asserted by Apple would not be sufficient to support an injunction, and has not yet determined whether any of the design patents asserted by Apple would be sufficient to support an injunction.  However, Judge Koh indicated a formal order would follow promptly.