Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Aug 2011 17:32 UTC
Legal Okay, I didn't see this one coming. German press agency dpa is reporting that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction barring Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being distributed in the entire European Union except for The Netherlands, over a design patent. Competition at its finest, people, and this is clearly in the interest of consumers. I'm ashamed to be European. Updates in the article now. This iterative update process isn't really working when you've got a gazillion of them.
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An EU wide injunction is pretty harsh
by mantrik00 on Wed 10th Aug 2011 03:12 UTC
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An EU wide injunction is pretty harsh, that too without giving Samsung the opportunity to defend itself. Its amazingly ridiculous that a local German court's judge can have such overwhelming powers that can affect entire Europe. Its anti-competitive; its monopolistic & (against consumers' interest); it now becomes an antitrust case (because such an injunction blocks competition).

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