Apple fails to ban Samsung Galaxy Tabs in the Netherlands, again

in News by Ian | 5 comments

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.

Kudos to Samsung for this, too.

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  1. Jason says:

    Apple’s anti-competitive policies are far worse than Microsoft’s ever were. Yet more people are interested in owning Apple products in order to appear “cool” than in rewarding companies that produce products with a superior price to performance ratio. Then again, when has rational thought not been a rarity in human affairs?

  2. Drone says:

    Why is this appearing on the DP Blog?? One reason I come here is to avoid this sort of nonsense… Oh wait a minute – now I get it [-(

  3. rsdio says:

    Yawn. I hate Microsoft and love Apple, despite their mistakes, but I still couldn’t believe this article is taking up space on an already overcrowded blog. I’d like to see fewer articles with more focus, not just the same stock market news items.

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