Samsung Galaxy 10.1N cleared for sale in Germany

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One week after denying Apple an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, a German court on Thursday officially cleared the reworked Samsung tablet for sale after the original was banned for copying the "look and feel" of the iPad.



The legal battle is over for the Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany as the state court in Dusseldorf handed down a ruling that states there are "clear differences" between the Samsung tablet and Apple's iPad, reports Reuters.



Apple initially won a permanent sales ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in September, 2011, which forced Samsung to create the 10.1N, a device meant to bypass the injunction by changing certain aesthetic features shared with the iPad.



The "new" tablet was released in November and effectively skirts the injunction, which was upheld in January.



Samsung's Android-based tablet is seen as a direct competitor to the ubiquitous iPad, and today's German win adds to Apple's recent court losses to ban the device in the U.S., the Netherlands and Australia.



The two companies are ensnarled in a worldwide patent dispute that includes suits in the U.S., Australia, Japan, Korea and Europe after the Cupertino, Calif., company first attacked in April, alleging that a number of Samsung's mobile phones and tablets infringed on intellectual property rights.



Samsung has filed counter-suits against Apple in Germany regarding cellular technology patents, though the Galaxy maker has already lost two cases with a third scheduled for decision in March.



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  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
  • red oakred oak Posts: 546member
    Ha Ha... Just in time for the iPad 3 and price reduction on the iPad 2



    Good luck with that Samsumg. Perhaps a 10.2 screen might sell better this time?
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,569member
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    So why don't Apple go after them for a direct copy of an iPad 1?
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,569member
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    Originally Posted by Red Oak View Post


    Ha Ha... Just in time for the iPad 3 and price reduction on the iPad 2



    Good luck with that Samsumg. Perhaps a 10.2 screen might sell better this time?



    Poor bar-stewards, there can only be so many Apple haters in the World. It is a fairly small market share to fight over for all the clones.
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
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    So why don't Apple go after them for a direct copy of an iPad 1?



    Maybe that is their strategy. If they sued copycats for all device copies then the infringers might just say "if we're going to get sued we might as well copy the most recent offerings" but if they let the old looking tech slide they could keep them all on 1 to 2 your old looking tech.



    (Disclaimer: I'm just making shit up at this point. I have no sodding idea. )
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,569member
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    Maybe that is their strategy. If they sued copycats for all device copies then the infringers might just say "if we're going to get sued we might as well copy the most recent offerings" but if they let the old looking tech slide they could keep them all on 1 to 2 your old looking tech.



    (Disclaimer: I'm just making shit up at this point. I have no sodding idea. )



    I was always assumed that was your normal MO!
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,520member
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    So why don't Apple go after them for a direct copy of an iPad 1?



    Oh, good! Someone else that sees the resemblance to the original iPad.



    You know. You KNOW they did that on purpose. You KNOW they said, "Okay, we can't copy this iPad. Let's copy THIS iPad!"
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,569member
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    Oh, good! Someone else that sees the resemblance to the original iPad.



    You know. You KNOW they did that on purpose. You KNOW they said, "Okay, we can't copy this iPad. Let's copy THIS iPad!"



    If anything they tried even harder, it's a dead ringer.
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
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    I was always assumed that was your normal MO!



    just kidding



    I do try to have an example, some facts, or even some rhyme or reason for my speculation but every now and then I have absolutely nothing to base it on.
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,569member
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    I do try to have an example, some facts, or even some rhyme or reason for my speculation but every now and then I have absolutely nothing to base it on.



    Ever thought about entering politics?
  • solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
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    ...it's a dead ringer.



    It's also dead on arrival.





    Quote:
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    Ever thought about entering politics?



    I am keen about a permanent moon colony.
  • digitalclipsdigitalclips Posts: 15,569member
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    I am keen about a permanent moon colony.



    Me too, and one on Mars. But only inhabited by those that believe Armstrong landed on the moon and they are older than 6k years I hope



    Talking of which I am off to build in Second Life ... Night all
  • fuwafuwafuwafuwa Posts: 163member
    One problem solved. The next problem: how to sell this thrash.
  • aizmovaizmov Posts: 987member
    Ugly and a year late.
  • jack99jack99 Posts: 157member
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Poor bar-stewards, there can only be so many Apple haters in the World. It is a fairly small market share to fight over for all the clones.





    I dunno, man. There is no doubt Apple is doing quite well for itself, but there's a good reason Apple wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on expensive lawyers for this ban. And it's not just to empty those firms' ash trays.
  • jack99jack99 Posts: 157member
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    Originally Posted by Red Oak View Post


    Ha Ha... Just in time for the iPad 3 and price reduction on the iPad 2



    Good luck with that Samsumg. Perhaps a 10.2 screen might sell better this time?





    Right, but remember that legal precedents have long-term consequences. Apple's virtually barred from bringing similar look and feel suits on tablets and smartphones in Germany. Unless, of course, it doesn't mind paying lawyers more money just to file a complaint only to have it tossed out by a judge. Judges into other jurisdictions are probably going to be paying attention to this one if Apple raises similar complaints elsewhere.





    I'd hate to be a debbie downer. But the psychological advantage Apple was really pushing for back in 2011 with legal victories is pretty much gone. Apple would've been better off leaving this alone and moving along.
  • Quote:
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    I'd hate to be a debbie downer. But the psychological advantage Apple was really pushing for back in 2011 with legal victories is pretty much gone. Apple would've been better off leaving this alone and moving along.





    But that would not have been nearly so thermonuclear.
  • jack99jack99 Posts: 157member
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    But that would not have been nearly so thermonuclear.











    Not sure what to say that one. It did make for some interesting news reads.





    I just hope Apple goes back to what it does best. Bringing out cool products to the market. It's a waste of time and money for Apple to hire lawyers only to find that the other side wants to cross-examine Apple's own experts and engineers who could be spending time working developing tomorrow's products.





    Leave the patent wringing to trolls like Rambus; companies like Rambus offer absolutely nothing of value to the world of technology. All they do is slow down innovation and bring businesses in Silicon Valley to ruin.
  • gtrgtr Posts: 3,180member
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    Not sure what to say that one. It did make for some interesting news reads.





    I just hope Apple goes back to what it does best. Bringing out cool products to the market. It's a waste of time and money for Apple to hire lawyers only to find that the other side wants to cross-examine Apple's own experts and engineers who could be spending time working developing tomorrow's products.





    Leave the patent wringing to trolls like Rambus; companies like Rambus offer absolutely nothing of value to the world of technology. All they do is slow down innovation and bring businesses in Silicon Valley to ruin.



    Do you own any intellectual property?
  • jack99jack99 Posts: 157member
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    Do you own any intellectual property?





    Yes, in your soul.
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