Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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A ban in the Netherland would have affected the rest of EU for the simple reason that Samsung products are imported in Europe through Amsterdam. So Samsung would have have to reorganise its logistic to use a different harbour. That is basically why Apple chose to legitate in the Netherland.

And the reason why Apple sued in Germany is because the law in Germany is very favourable to the patent holder. They were most likely trying to establish a precedent that they could use in other, less favourable, court.

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