FOSS Patents reports on news from the German media indicating that enforcement of the preliminary injunction barring Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 anywhere in the European Union outside of the Netherlands has been temporarily suspended in all affected countries other than Germany.

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The temporary suspension, which is in effect until a previously-scheduled hearing set for August 25th, appears to be the result of questions over the German court's authority to ban sales by the Samsung's parent company based in Korea throughout the European Union.

The injunction was issued against both the Korean parent company and its German subsidiary, and there is some legal ambiguity as to whether the parent company should be considered to have an "establishment" in Germany and thus be subject to such international injunctions. If Samsung Korea is determined to not have an establishment in Germany, Apple's case for an international injunction against the company would be required to go through specific courts in Alicante, Spain.

The Apple-Samsung dispute made news yesterday when it was revealed that one of the exhibits presented by Apple as part of its case used an incorrect or outdated depiction of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that made Samsung's tablet appear more similar in appearance to the iPad 2 than it actually is. Today's suspension of the injunction is not related to that discovery.

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AAPLaday Avatar
163 months ago
This isn't front page but 'Adobe Introduces 'Muse' Subscription-Based Website Creation Tools' is?
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.11 Avatar
163 months ago
I thought this would be front-page news, since the injunction made the front-page last week.
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TheReadyPrompt Avatar
163 months ago
What on Earth is that child-like thing straddling the father?

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srgz Avatar
163 months ago
Perhaps you haven't heard of this thing called the iPhone? :rolleyes:

2007: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_(original)

The iPhone is a tablet? Awesome!
What do we need the iPad for again?

But if you wanna go there:



Sony Clie -- 2004

(I could photoshop this and stretch out the aspect ratio to make it look more like the iPhone, but I'm not a lawyer for apple :P)
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SockRolid Avatar
163 months ago
We'll settle for Germany. For now.

Oh well. At least Germany is the EU's largest economy.

Gotta start somewhere.

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I think part of the problem for Apple is that their designs tend to be simple, clean and minimalistic. Great to look at certainly, but surely much harder to "protect" that design? [...]


Maybe Microsoft had the right idea after all...

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Consultant Avatar
163 months ago
They're all as useless as the graphic that you're trying to defend.<snip>
Just because you hate Apple products doesn't mean it's not useful.

Please keep dreaming of a world without Apple.

Perhaps your PC-heavy-tablet isn't selling due to iPad?

And oh, surely this is not a hospital with real doctors and real world applications:
http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/21/1-800-ipads-on-the-way-to-ottawa-hospital/
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