Apple Succeeds in Getting Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Banned in Germany

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's rather surprising that we get something new about the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuits everyday. It's not surprising from a journalistic point-of-view, but it is surprising because usually court cases take a lot longer than this. At any rate, after Samsung scored a pseudo-victory against Apple in the Netherlands, now they have scored a stinging defeat in Germany. The Dusseldorf court ruled in favor of the Apple ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany.

    Originally, this was a preliminary injunction to bar Samsung from selling the device in all of Europe except the Netherlands. Then, the lawsuit was downgraded by the court to include just Germany. The judge in the proceeding upheld the preliminary injunction. Now it must go before a Higher Regional Court to determine if it should become a permanent ban.

    Here's a quote from the TalkAndroid article with some details and comments from the judge,
    Samsung will appeal the ruling. Their statement indicated that the ruling “severely limits consumer choice in Germany,” and “restricts design innovation and progress in the industry.”

    Source: GalaxyForums.net and GalaxyTabForums.net via TalkAndroid and Bloomberg
     
  2. johnomaz

    johnomaz Silver Member

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    Looks like a small hill of Apple's money found its way into the deep pockets of Germany's court system.
     
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    OneTenderRebel Silver Member

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    Hopefully this facilitates the change the patent system truly needs.
     
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    OneTenderRebel Silver Member

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    well definitely posted this in the wrong thread, haha
     
  5. trestevenson

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    Of course the Galaxy tab was banned, Germany only believes in a Master Brand when it comes to diversity.
     
  7. czerdrill

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    What if the Netherlands decide the same thing on Sept 15?
     
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    I see what you did there..
     
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    I was watching reruns the other night of STNG. The dude wearing the headband over his eyes was using a tablet that looked like an Ipad!! Maybe Apple can travel 20 years back in time and start another "looks like" law suit?