German Court Unlikely to Award Apple Injunction Against Galaxy Tab 10.1N

Last month, Samsung released a revised Galaxy Tab 10.1N design in Germany in hopes of avoiding an injunction barring the sale of the device under its original design over claims of infringement from Apple.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N

Arguing that the design changes did not go far enough, Apple quickly filed suit in an attempt to bar the new design as well. But according to Bloomberg, the judge in the new case does not seem inclined to support such an injunction, giving customers credit for being able to distinguish between the devices.
The Dusseldorf court that banned sales of the Galaxy 10.1 on Sept. 9 is unlikely to grant Apple an injunction against the Galaxy 10.1N, Presiding Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann said at a hearing today. Samsung has changed the device’s design sufficiently to distance it from the iPad, she said, adding that the view is preliminary. [...]

“Consumers are well aware that there is an original and that competitors try to use similar designs, so buyers are vigilant when looking at products,” Brueckner-Hofmann said. “We don’t think that someone buys a Samsung to make his table neighbor at the coffee house believe he owns an iPad.”
A final decision on Apple's request is scheduled to be released on February 9.

After several early wins in its efforts to bar sales of Samsung's tablet devices, the tide has begun to turn against Apple in a number of locations. In Australia, where an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been lifted, Samsung is now using the legal fight to promote its device, calling the Galaxy Tab "the tablet Apple tried to stop".

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106 months ago
It was clear from the beginning that Apple's short term goal was to simply delay as much of Samsung's holiday sales as possible.

That's why Apple went for quickie injunctions using mostly untested and sometimes obscurely worded IP.

The injunctions often automatically began, and it took weeks or months to review the claimed IP to remove the injunction.

Legally, brilliant. PR wise, perhaps not so much. Apple is no longer seen as the underdog.
Rating: 29 Votes
106 months ago

Its not an argument. Its fact, Android ripped off Apple and stole IOS.

If that's the case you wouldn't have Apple fanboys claiming Android is crap...can't have it both ways.

You obviously haven't used both because they are as dissimilar as they are the same.

But you post this same nonsense in every thread and it's been replied to several times, so you either don't bother to read or don't understand it, so what's the point?
Rating: 20 Votes
106 months ago

Android - Prior to employing ex Apple IOS employees:

You forgot to post the other early device they had. The on that looked like the iphone before the iphone.
Rating: 17 Votes
106 months ago

Android is a stolen copy of iOS, Google should be forced to withdraw Android

This is nuts. I'm not saying its a superior OS, but Android is nothing like iOS.
Rating: 17 Votes
106 months ago

Android - Prior to employing ex Apple IOS employees:

How many times does this need to get debunked? Android was prototyped on a touch screen device and keyboard device. Android is hardware agnostic... it can work on anything.
Rating: 16 Votes
106 months ago
I've said it once, I'll say it again. This thread is just going to end up in arguing. So have fun with that, mods.
Rating: 16 Votes
106 months ago
Best part was in 2007 Android was already showing the Notification system APPLE stole from them last year.

lol that is disturbing. Can't Google or Samsung do anything for themselves :\

You realize the prototype came out before the... ahh why am I wasting my time.
Rating: 12 Votes
106 months ago

As if anyone's really buying them in the first place.

Now it's got another problem (aside from running Android): it's fugly.

So, if the Galaxy Tab is fugly, and the Galaxy Tab looks like the iPad (which you've stated several times by calling it an iPad knockoff), are you saying the iPad is fugly?

If a=b, and b=c, then a=c.
Rating: 11 Votes
106 months ago

You are telling me that eric schmidt didn't leave Apple and join Google?

holy crap man. Didn't know you were that bad

Dude, Schmidt had been with Google since 2001. It wasn't until 2006 before he joined Apple's Board. He then left Apple once there was a COI. Wiki is your friend.
Rating: 10 Votes
106 months ago

I mean, I'm not here to fight's just that such misunderstanding of historical fact is always so baffling to me. At no time in the history of humanity has the accessibility of facts been so easy, yet, most people in our society choose to ignore them.

The Great Boony, however, is not interested in facts. Just ranting about how google stole everything and should be put down. It's easy to rant and rave. it's a bit harder to actually have - you know - facts.
Rating: 9 Votes

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