Apple Wins German Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 10/09/2011 18:49

Apple scored another victory in its patent battle against Samsung today when a German court upheld the preliminary injunction banning sales of the company's Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in the country.

"The court is of the opinion that Apple's minimalistic design isn't the only technical solution to make a tablet computer, other designs are possible," Presiding Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann said in her verdict. "For the informed customer there remains the predominant overall impression that the device looks [like the iPad]."

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German court upholds Apple design claim
A German court has upheld a ban on the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab, saying it did infringe Apple designs.

It was asked to reconsider a previous ruling that elements of the tablet were copied from the iPad.

That decision led to a Europe-wide ban, which was later lifted amid concerns about the court's power to impose such a broad embargo.

Legal war over tablet computers opens Samsung's Windows options [Wall Street Journal]
Samsung Electronics is preparing to expand its tablet-computer line-up by using a new version of Microsoft's Windows software as the South Korean company's products built around Google's Android operating system come under legal attack from Apple.

The move is expected to be announced at a Microsoft developers conference in California next week, people familiar with Samsung's plans said.

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