Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 19:05 UTC
Legal Yes, I'm hearing you guys - time to tone down a bit on the patent news. Hence, a summary here of recent developments concerning the various legal cases between Samsung and Apple. Today in The Netherlands, the judge ruled [Dutch] that Samsung will not be able to block the iPhone/iPad from the Dutch market. In the meantime, the Australian courts upheld the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, while the American courts ruled that while the Tab indeed infringes upon Apple's design patents, Apple has not yet convinced the judge that that actually matters. Tying this all together with earlier rulings we already covered - it seems like judges across the world are really, really willy-nilly. Update: DailyTech has some detailed visual comparisons between Samsung's and Apple's devices, as well with the various design patents. Huh. You don't say.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 14th Oct 2011 23:01 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Okay so did any customer in the world ever actually intend to buy an iPad 2, only to come home to discover they actually bought a Galaxy Tab 10.1?

No?

No case for you, Apple. If there are no recorded cases of this, then it's pretty clear there's no confusion among customers. Too bad common sense has no place in a court room.

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