Sales of Samsung Galaxy S, S, & Ace II Halted In Holland

This has to suck for Samsung. A Dutch judge has decided to halt sales of the Samsung Galaxy S, S II, and Ace smart phones at Apple’s request. The smart phones in question may no longer be marketed or sold by Samsung’s Netherlands-based companies in numerous countries across the European Union as a result of the ruling. Foss Patents has the full details of this. The judgement comes from the fact that Samsung has been judged to have violated Apple patent numbers 2,058,868 and 2,098,948, which cover a method of scrolling in the UI and a method for unlocking a phone from a locked state. Expect either an appeal or a settlement of some sort shortly sometime before October 13 when this ban starts.

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