Apple Seeking Complete Ban on Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Phones in EU

Last week, Apple was granted a preliminary injunction (since partially suspended) preventing Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all countries of the European Union except the Netherlands following a complaint of intellectual property infringement. The Netherlands was specifically excluded from the case because Apple had a separate lawsuit underway in that country.

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Computerworld now reports on the content of that Dutch lawsuit, which reportedly seeks a ban on the sale of all Galaxy smartphones and tablets by Samsung throughout the European Union.

Apple's complaint, seen by Webwereld, a Dutch IDG publication, seeks an injunction for the entire Galaxy series. This includes smartphones -- the Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S and Galaxy SII -- and tablets: the Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Other Galaxy devices, like the Gio, Nexus, 551, Europa, Apollo and Mini are also involved, albeit only in a footnote in which Apple states, "It is expected that these devices are also covered by one or more of the patent rights invoked."

Apple demands an extensive ban on these devices, covering manufacturing, stocking, importing, distributing, trading or selling by Samsung Korea and its Dutch subsidiaries, which include Samsung Logistics BV and Samsung Overseas BV.

Apple has demanded that Samsung request recalls of all stock within 14 days and provide compensation to vendors in its distribution channels while also putting the vendors on notice that refusal to return stocks would put them in violation of Apple's intellectual property rights.

The court in The Hague is scheduled to rule on the case on September 15th, with any potential injunctions not to take effect before October 13th.

Top Rated Comments

chagla Avatar
126 months ago
oh god!

not again...

http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3298055/apple-files-inaccurate-evidence-in-dutch-samsung-case/

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwebwereld.nl%2F


http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/19/did-apple-shrink-the-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-in-dutch-lawsuit-filing/

from Engadget,
We haven't had a chance to head on down to The Hague to have a look-see for ourselves, but Dutch tech site Webwereld spotted some more inconsistencies in Apple's Samsung lawsuit filings. This time the culprit is a shrunken Galaxy S II, standing side-by-side with an identically tall iPhone 3G -- when in reality the Samsung phone is seven millimeters taller than its Apple counterpart, and slightly wider as well. The image, filed in the Netherlands, is part of an intellectual property suit against Samsung, and came to light just days after accusations that Apple manipulated photos of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that it submitted to a German court. While misleading, this latest error isn't nearly as concerning as last week's shrunken Tab -- which could easily be described as image manipulation, considering that the tablet included in that filing represented an incorrect 4:3 aspect ratio, while the Samsung device has a 16:10 display.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jav6454 Avatar
126 months ago
All of Europe? Achievement unlocked!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
.11 Avatar
126 months ago
Samsung’s copying of Apple is blatant and repeated, and Apple can hardly choose to ignore it. The designs of Samsung’s products are NOT obvious, NOT the only designs they could have used, and would NOT have existed without Apple to copy. A few other tablet makers have managed to make things that don’t imitate the iPad so closely. (Granted, they’re the minority—most have followed Apple just as Google the smartphone makers have. That’s the safe money! But it IS possible to do something new and different.)

Who knows what’s a bluff, a negotiating tactic, a warning shot to other copycats, or a real threat. In the end, let’s hope the result of all this is REAL innovation—or at least interesting new designs—from Samsung (and others). Better for consumers and maybe even for Samsung!

And yes, I hope the case is decided on REAL evidence and not on Photoshop. Someone has been stupid with the images for sure. But that’s details, and the bigger picture is that no sane person can think Samsung hasn’t been copying Apple. Does Apple have a legal recourse? I don’t blame them for seeking one.

[url=http://obamapacman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Tablet-History-Microsoft-Apple-iPad-Android-580x812.jpg]Image (http://obamapacman.com/2011/08/ipad-tablet-obvious-design/)[/url]
I've seen this post before and I'm calling BS, they are hand picked images. This weekend I will find other designs pre-iPad, and post it as my counter argument.


You could certainly say Samsung COULD have come up with all these designs by sheer luck. Obviously, though, they did not. Just look at tablets pre-iPad and post-iPad (http://obamapacman.com/2011/08/ipad-tablet-obvious-design/). There was a lot more variety before the iPad was there to mimic! And I can think of plenty of new directions to go in, too.
Actually they did, in 2006.

http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/09/samsung-digital-picture-frame-stores-pics-movies-music/
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StealthGhost Avatar
126 months ago
Yep, they're lying about the phone(s) now too, using doctored photos and the apps tray or whatever making it look like it's the home screen.

This is just disgusting
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sankersizzle Avatar
126 months ago
not again...

http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3298055/apple-files-inaccurate-evidence-in-dutch-samsung-case/

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwebwereld.nl%2F


http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/19/did-apple-shrink-the-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-in-dutch-lawsuit-filing/

from Engadget,
Wow, this ones not even close. Bold move, I like Apple, but I hope they get their ass handed to them here. I can't stand cooperate shenanigans.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yg17 Avatar
126 months ago
not again...

http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3298055/apple-files-inaccurate-evidence-in-dutch-samsung-case/

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwebwereld.nl%2F


http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/19/did-apple-shrink-the-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-in-dutch-lawsuit-filing/

from Engadget,
More cherry picking screenshots by Apple. Ignoring the fact they're manipulating the size of the images, the screenshot on the far right doesn't look a damn thing like iOS.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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