Apple Slaps Samsung…. Gets Galaxy Tab Banned In Some Places On Earth

The ongoing pissing contest patent dispute between Samsung and Apple took an interesting turn yesterday. Apple has been granted injunctions that keeps Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 most of Europe:

The California-based tech giant convinced a German court to issue a temporary injunction on Wednesday that bans sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of Europe. The device is one of the tablets competing with Apple’s iPad. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has appealed the decision.

The ruling comes one week after Samsung was forced to delay the launch of the Galaxy tablet in Australia, after Apple had filed a lawsuit in that country alleging patent infringement.

That isn’t a minor setback for Samsung. I’m guessing that various lawyers are making phone calls as we speak to see if they can settle this. Expect a settlement shortly…. Or perhaps more litigation. We’ll have to see.


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