Apple Seeks Ban on Sales of Revised Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany

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Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple has filed a request for a preliminary injunction that would bar Samsung from selling its new Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany. Samsung launched the 10.1N earlier this month as a design-tweaked variant of the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 that is already barred from sale in Germany under an earlier injunction.
Apple has requested a preliminary injunction, and the Duesseldorf regional court has scheduled a hearing on the matter on Dec. 22, a spokesman for the court told Dow Jones Newswires on Tuesday.

The move has no effect on sales and distribution of the product, Samsung said in an emailed statement, while Apple repeated earlier comments that it intends to protect its intellectual property.
Samsung slightly tweaked the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 hardware to create the 10.1N, resulting in a frame that wraps around slightly onto the front of the device along its two short sides. Apple clearly feels that this design is not sufficient to overcome the ruling that the Galaxy Tab design infringes upon Apple's designs for the iPad, and is thus pursuing the new injunction.




Galaxy Tab 10.1N (top) vs. Galaxy Tab 10.1 (bottom)
Meanwhile, FOSS Patents confirms that Apple's initial injunction awarded against the Galaxy Tab in Germany does in fact cover all three announced sizes of the device: 10.1, 8.9, and 7.7. Apple cites that injunction in a filing in its U.S. case against Samsung, illustrating how the company is using its string of wins over Samsung in international courts to bolster its U.S. case.

Article Link: Apple Seeks Ban on Sales of Revised Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany
 

NutsNGum

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If anyone should be suing samsung, it's HTC, as they've blatantly now ripped off the Flyer.
 

iEvolution

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Wow Apple give it a rest.

Samsung tablets are about as much of a threat as Geo Metros are to Ferrari sales.
 

cityathrt

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I... don't know about this. I definitely applaud Apple for defending its creations, and feel that Samsung has shown it's willing to negotiate by tweaking the design of its products. To continue to unilaterally sue Samsung into oblivion... I feel that Apple needs to draw a line somewhere and say alright, let's talk about royalties and features and functions you're going to hamstrung the Tab with in exchange for us dropping the lawsuit. That silver band and the different aspect ratio might be enough to set the Tab apart from the iPad. I just feel there needs to be dialogue somewhere, instead of this lawsuit bloodbath.
 

barkomatic

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This is getting ridiculous. So, only Apple is allowed to design a tablet with a screen and a black bezel? That's like saying only Ford is allowed to design a car with 4 wheels.
 

Rodimus Prime

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Who did not see this coming.

I want to know what the bond demand Samsung has placed on galaxy for if Apple losses the final court case.
 

AJH1993

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EMPHATICALLY, NO! DON'T give it a rest! Apple has not only the right, but the obligation to defend its patents. If it doesn't, it loses them, plain and simple.

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Too bad. Get over it.
Their pat tents are so strict its hard NOT to do that.
 

rmwebs

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Yet another pathetic bullyboy move from Apple. Just get over it and move on for goodness sake! My respect for them drops by the lawsuit/day.
 

DanielSw

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This is getting ridiculous. So, only Apple is allowed to design a tablet with a screen and a black bezel? That's like saying only Ford is allowed to design a car with 4 wheels.
No one is allowed to COPY what Apple has patented. That's the whole idea of a patent.
 
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wikus

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Apple is making a lousy new impression on me
Really, just now?

It wasn't when Apple... I mean, its not for the fact that Apple has never offered 'choice' in their products? Removable batteries? Flash card slots in devices (iphone)? It wasn't for apple slamming other competitors (march keynote when they ripped off Google Cloud, RIM's BBM, Android's notifications?). What about Apple's dancing around Creative patent for the UI navigation?

The list goes on. Apple as a corporation is far from a little angel. Only a true fanboy would have to think otherwise (not saying you, but there are far too many people brainwashed into thinking that everything apple does is right).
 

Rodimus Prime

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No one is allowed to COPY what Apple has patented. That's the whole idea of a patent.
Have you looked at Apple Patent.

It is basically like Ford patenting a car with 4 wheels and then suing Nissan for having a car with 4 wheels.
 
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DanielSw

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Their pat tents are so strict its hard NOT to do that.
Yeah, life is hard, pal. You think it was easy for Apple to produce the iPad. Think they just pulled it out of their butts? Think again.

You deadbeats obviously have no clue what it takes to create something of real value.

You bet it's HARD to make something as good as an iPad, which is what these other companies are finding out.
 

swarmster

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Apple: "Your tablet's entire design is just a copy of our tablet in 50 different ways. Here is the proof."

Samsung: "Damn...well, here, we've slightly changed the cosmetics around a few of the things you specified."

Apple: ?

Making a direct derivative of an illegal clone design fixes the problem how?
 

AJH1993

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Really, just now?

It wasn't when Apple... I mean, its not for the fact that Apple has never offered 'choice' in their products? Removable batteries? Flash card slots in devices (iphone)? It wasn't for apple slamming other competitors (march keynote when they ripped off Google Cloud, RIM's BBM, Android's notifications?). What about Apple's dancing around Creative patent for the UI navigation?

The list goes on. Apple as a corporation is far from a little angel. Only a true fanboy would have to think otherwise (not saying you, but there are far too many people brainwashed into thinking that everything apple does is right).
You're gonna get downvoted to hell with this post. But apple is really making it hard for me to respect them. It's been like that since they started suing left and right
 

wikus

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No one is allowed to COPY what Apple has patented. That's the whole idea of a patent.
And Apple thought it could get away with 'copying' Creative's UI.

Are you aware of what those patents are that Apple's crying about? They're vague and verbose. They should be thrown out of the courtroom and Apple should be told to continue innovating. Steve Jobs bitched about Google entering the mobile devices area and deciding to compete with them, but for some reason Google got exempt and has gone after Samsung, an area where Apple decided to compete against THEM?
 
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AJH1993

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And Apple thought it could get away with 'copying' Creative's UI.

Are you aware of what those patents are that Apple's crying about? They're vague and verbose. They should be thrown out of the courtroom and Apple should be told to continue innovating. Steve Jobs bitched about Google entering the mobile devices area and deciding to compete with them, but for some reason Google got exempt and has gone after Samsung, an area where Apple decided to compete against THEM?
And RIM And microsoft didn't care when Apple entered the smartphone market. I guess steve is a cry baby, afraid of competition.
 
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