Recently Apple have been on the hunt against Samsung, following the injunction that saw the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Australia, and later on in Europe. But this wasn’t the end for Apple, who have recently been granted a preliminary injunction preventing Samsung from selling their Galaxy smartphones across Europe.
Just like the suit against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple has accused Samsung of copying the iPhone in its Galaxy smartphone range, as a result of Apple winning the smartphone case, Samsung has been given seven weeks to cease sales of its Galaxy range with a deadline of October the 13th, according to FOSS Patents there is a way of Samsung getting around this ban.
But this doesn’t mean that Samsung cannot still sell their Galaxy smartphones as only three of their Samsung subsidiaries registered in the Netherlands have been forced to cease distributing the device, as such in theory, Samsung could still send out their smartphones from its Korean HQ and then sell them in Europe.
Apple is not going to give up easily and I don’t think they will stop until they get what they want which will be all devices except theirs banned, starting with Samsung.
What do you think? Do you think all this will be worthwhile? Will Samsung’s devices ever be fully blocked? Who’s next?
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