Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2012 19:09 UTC
Legal Summer last year, the Dutch courts ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not infringe on Apple's community designs, and as such, would not be banned from The Netherlands. This was a "quick case", and as such, Apple had the right to appeal and turn this into a "full case". Apple did, but I now think they really wish they hadn't - the Court of Appeal in The Hague has pretty much ripped Apple a new one [Dutch], and upheld the District Court's ruling.
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RE: Galaxy Tab is obsolete
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 24th Jan 2012 19:47 UTC in reply to "Galaxy Tab is obsolete"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Australia for a few weeks, and in Germany for a few weeks.

Major win for Apple, totally worth all the bad publicity.

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RE[2]: Galaxy Tab is obsolete
by umccullough on Tue 24th Jan 2012 20:15 in reply to "RE: Galaxy Tab is obsolete"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Australia for a few weeks, and in Germany for a few weeks.

Major win for Apple, totally worth all the bad publicity.


Not to mention, the reversal of these decisions sets stronger precedent for the future, and has added some transparency to Apple's competitive practices - so Apple has burned a few cards to play with next time.

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RE[2]: Galaxy Tab is obsolete
by jared_wilkes on Wed 25th Jan 2012 02:37 in reply to "RE: Galaxy Tab is obsolete"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

"...totally worth all the bad publicity."

Can you point to any actual impact on Apple?

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RE[2]: Galaxy Tab is obsolete
by krreagan on Wed 25th Jan 2012 21:43 in reply to "RE: Galaxy Tab is obsolete"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Incredibly bad publicity! They can't pay people to take their iPads... Oh wait... Never mind.

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