Dutch refuse to ban Samsung tablet

2012-01-24 22:40

The Hague - Dutch appeals judges have ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablet is not a copy of Apple's popular iPad, handing the Korean consumer electronics maker its latest legal victory over its American rival.

Tuesday's ruling by The Hague Appeals court upholds a lower court's refusal to grant Apple an injunction banning the sale of Galaxy Tabs in the Netherlands.

Apple argued that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and earlier 10.1v model copied the iPad that dominated the tablet market from its 2010 launch.

Last year, Apple sued Samsung Electronics in the United States, alleging its Galaxy devices "slavishly copy" the iPhone and iPad.

Samsung fought back with lawsuits of its own, accusing Apple of patent infringement of its wireless telecommunications technology.

  • Marcell - 2012-01-25 00:50

    Apple should spend less time in court and more time on development. There will always be copies. The trick is to be first to market with your new development. Get over it, rather buy a Asus Transformer Prime at 3/4 of the price of an iPad.

  • Lisa - 2012-01-25 07:20

    Good, another victory against the forces of evil.

  • Hector - 2012-01-25 07:31

    Good for the Dutch ... Stop this Apple nonsense of suing every one that makes something that remotely resembles a iPad

  • John - 2012-01-25 07:53

    Fact is, Samsung is better than Apple at the moment, not to mention cheaper. I have never bought an Apple product as I tend to support the underdog. Amd Over Intel Ati over Nvidia That's just the way I am. And as long as the Underdog provides me with more affordable prices, I'll keep on buying from them :)

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