Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Aug 2011 13:58 UTC
Legal Breaking news from my swamp home country The Netherlands: the Dutch court has just banned the sales of all Galaxy S, SII and Ace smartphones in the entire European Union. The judge has ruled that Android 2.x violates Apple's 868 patent which covers scrolling through photos on a touchscreen. Only this one patent is violated - the complaints about two other patents as well as the design patents has been thrown out. In other words, the judge did not agree with Apple that Samsung is copying Apple's design. The injunction only covers the Galaxy smartphones, since they run Android 2.x; Android 3.0 does not violate the patent in question, and hence, sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 can continue. In fact, only the Gallery application violates the patent in question, and Samsung has already stated it is going to replace this application on all new Galaxy smartphones from now on - sales won't even be interrupted. In other words - two patents thrown out, design stuff rejected, and only one patent complaint upheld which will cause no harm to Samsung. Apple just scored a meaningless victory. The Dutch court order is here. The pictures speak thousands of words.
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RE[2]: Comment by umad
by JAlexoid on Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by umad"
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On of those times where they didn't read Florian's post fully, thus giving Florian bad rep for their own fault*.
Because even Florian said that it only means that Samsung might need to rearrange their logistics operations at worst and that patent is not valid in a crapload of countries. You can actually read his post on the matter without facepalming....

PS: EPO != EU organization.

* - I'm not saying that FM does not make stupid statements on his blog, but not this time...

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RE[3]: Comment by umad
by przemo_li on Thu 25th Aug 2011 21:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by umad"
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Samsung DO NOT NEED to rearange logistics....
Samsung just have to change gallery app, and have planty of time to do it!

So you he did stated silly thing again.

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