German Court: New Galaxy Tab 10.1N is Safe, Old Version Still Banned
January 31, 2012 8:44 AM
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Samsung was able to lift the ban in Australia, but not Germany
It looks like we can chalk this up as another win for Apple in the seemingly never-ending legal battle between Apple and Samsung. A Düsseldorf court in Germany ruled that Samsung still cannot sell its original Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany.
The patent war between Apple and Samsung started back in April 2011 when Apple said Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad with its Android-based smartphones/tablets like the Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Nexus.
Apple made it a point to launch several lawsuits against Samsung all over the world in an effort to ban Samsung's smartphones and tablets in certain countries. Apple was successful in banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and Germany, but Samsung fought back and was able to
lift the ban on its tablet in Australia
in December 2011.
Now, Samsung has been working on lifting the ban in Germany as well, but the effort proved to be unsuccessful. It was announced today that a higher regional court in Düsseldorf, Germany ruled that the
ban on Samsung's older version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1
will not be lifted.
After the ban, Samsung had modified its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to sneak around the issues associated with the ban, and created the Galaxy Tab 10.1N as a result. The 10.1N can be sold in Germany, but Samsung is having a hard time getting the German courts to allow the older version to be sold once again.
This marks Samsung's second loss for this month. Two weeks ago, Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany ruled that
Samsung's claim regarding Apple's 3G/UMTS wireless communication
patent violation was not valid.
The loss hurts not only Samsung, but Google as well, who developed the Android mobile operating system for Samsung's hardware.
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Good to see...
1/31/2012 9:16:52 AM
...that Germany's judicial system is just as corrupt as ours.
RE: Good to see...
1/31/2012 10:36:30 AM
They seem more corrupt than ours. They've had some of the worst rulings with 3rd party liability with internet service providers. And clearly their judges don't think rationally to come to correct conclusions.
RE: Good to see...
1/31/2012 11:12:16 AM
In this case isn't the issue the patent office rather than the court?
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