Last year Apple successfully sued to stop the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Australia and most of Europe over copyright and patent disputes. In Australia the injunction was based on the “pinching” input jesture, which Apple “owns”.
Over the past six months the vast majority of the cases have been dismissed on appeal. Samsung even claims the lawsuits made the Tab a household name and helped it succeed.
Today a Dutch court overturned another attempt to block sales of the Tab:
A Dutch appeal court rejected Apple’s claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices copied its iPads and iPhones, saying it could see enough differences in the hardware to dismiss the appeal.