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Coming on the heels of an Apple-won EU-wide sales ban of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7, a German court on Thursday ruled that the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1N do not infringe on the Cupertino-based company's patents and are therefore not subject to a sales ban.

The Higher Court of Munich's ruling is actually an appeal of a previous lower court decision from February, reports IDG News Serivce (via PCWorld), and is confirmation that the two Samsung products do not infringe on Apple's European patent related to scrolling on an electronic device.

Following the ruling, Samsung issued a statement saying the decision "confirms our position that the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1N WiFi do not infringe Apple's intellectual property."

Apple has yet to release an official statement regarding the case.



Thursday's ruling comes two days after Apple won an EU-wide sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7, a smaller 7-inch model in the company's tablet line. The injunction, ordered by the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court on Tuesday, also noted that the Galaxy Tab 10.1N did not infringe on Apple's patents and denied a German sales ban.

"Apple has been trying to limit consumer choice and discourage innovation through their excessive and flawed legal arguments. Despite Apple's legal attacks against our user interface, we will continue to further develop and introduce products that enhance the lives of German consumers," Samsung said.
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"Apple has been trying to limit consumer choice and discourage innovation through their excessive and flawed legal arguments. Despite Apple's legal attacks against our user interface, we will continue to further develop and introduce products that enhance the lives of German consumers," Samsung said.

 

Screw you Scamsung.  You supposedly care about choice for the consumer?  Develop your own damn products and stop using Apple as your R&D department.

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Screw you Scamsung.  You supposedly care about choice for the consumer?  Develop your own damn products and stop using Apple as your R&D department.

much hate in this one

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much hate in this one

 

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Screw you Scamsung.  You supposedly care about choice for the consumer?  Develop your own damn products and stop using Apple as your R&D department.

That German court begs to differ.
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Vorsprung durch Technik

 

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Interesting how these rulings seem so much more balanced when Judge Koh is taken out of the equation.
"Why iPhone"... Hmmm?
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"Why iPhone"... Hmmm?
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Screw you Scamsung.  You supposedly care about choice for the consumer?  Develop your own damn products and stop using Apple as your R&D department.

 

Not just Samsung. It's endemic to almost the entire industry. Without Apple they're lost. 

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Screw you Scamsung.  You supposedly care about choice for the consumer?  Develop your own damn products and stop using Apple as your R&D department.

 

"... When Apple was developing its campaign to promote the first iPhone, it

considered – and rejected – advertisements that touted alleged Apple ―firsts with the iPhone. As
one Apple employee explained to an overly exuberant Apple marketer, I don‘t know how many
things we can come up with that you can legitimately claim we did first. Certainly we have the
first successful versions of many features, but that‘s different than launching something to market
first. In this vein, the employee methodically explained that Palm, Nokia
and others had first invented the iPhone‘s most prominent features. Id."

 

I'm getting a bit tired of Apple fanbois claiming Apple's non-existence R&D department.

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Not just Samsung. It's endemic to almost the entire industry. Without Apple they're lost. 

 

Yes.

 

Here's a logo that always makes me chuckle when I see it:

 

 

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Yes.

 

Here's a logo that always makes me chuckle when I see it:

 

 

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I crack up when I see that too.  :)

Seems the trolls infesting this Apple enthusiast forum seem unusually quiet on this one too... 

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Interesting how these rulings seem so much more balanced when Judge Koh is taken out of the equation.


I'm sorry... is this the same Judge Koh that originally sided with Samsung before getting slapped by the appeals court?  Is that the Koh you're referring to?  I can't keep em straight...


You fanboys were peeing your pants when Judge Koh sided with Samsung.  Seems you like to flip-flop about as much as all those tablets you own.

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"... When Apple was developing its campaign to promote the first iPhone, it

considered – and rejected – advertisements that touted alleged Apple ―firsts with the iPhone. As
one Apple employee explained to an overly exuberant Apple marketer, I don‘t know how many
things we can come up with that you can legitimately claim we did first. Certainly we have the
first successful versions of many features, but that‘s different than launching something to market
first. In this vein, the employee methodically explained that Palm, Nokia
and others had first invented the iPhone‘s most prominent features. Id."

 

I'm getting a bit tired of Apple fanbois claiming Apple's non-existence R&D department.

 

But one thing you do have to consider is the risk.  Once you have 8 or 10 things, and you figure out which 3 or 4 become the 'secret sauce' that makes a phone 'marketable,' and to risk the billion or so to exploit that in the marketplace,  you sort of want to retain your 'first mover' status as long as possible.   I guess if you can patent that (and you can), then that's the way you maximize your investment.   Is it 'good' for society?  One would say it increases the cost (mini monopoly), others would say it drives innovation (can't use that... think of something better).    The question (as stated in another thread), is once something becomes the people's choice as a defacto standard (the iOS multi-touch gestures, for example), how long before before those 'must be' in the public domain, or at least minimally FRANDed (even though it's not a interoperational Stds issue vis. networking)

 

For example, Fonts are patented... aren't they all derivative designs from someone painting the letters 'a' 'b' 'c' onto parchment?   and how much tweaking is required before a it moves from being 'helvetica' to 'arial'?    

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A german court cannot issue A ban of any product for all Of Europe. the ban only applies in germany
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How to enter the Apple logo  on iOS:
/Settings/Keyboard/Shortcut and paste in  which you copied from an email draft or a note. Screendump
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How to enter the Apple logo  on iOS:
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But one thing you do have to consider is the risk.  Once you have 8 or 10 things, and you figure out which 3 or 4 become the 'secret sauce' that makes a phone 'marketable,' and to risk the billion or so to exploit that in the marketplace,  you sort of want to retain your 'first mover' status as long as possible.   I guess if you can patent that (and you can), then that's the way you maximize your investment.   Is it 'good' for society?  One would say it increases the cost (mini monopoly), others would say it drives innovation (can't use that... think of something better).    The question (as stated in another thread), is once something becomes the people's choice as a defacto standard (the iOS multi-touch gestures, for example), how long before before those 'must be' in the public domain, or at least minimally FRANDed (even though it's not a interoperational Stds issue vis. networking)

 

For example, Fonts are patented... aren't they all derivative designs from someone painting the letters 'a' 'b' 'c' onto parchment?   and how much tweaking is required before a it moves from being 'helvetica' to 'arial'?    

 

Wow, didn't even know fonts are patented. That just blew my mind thinking about lawyers arguing about the curved tail of a common case j obviously infringing on their patent, lol. 

 

What's next, they gonna grant patents for colors? lol.gif

 

huh? what's that? T-mobile has the rights to magenta?

http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/11/04/beware-t-mobile-owns-the-color-magenta/

 

well aint that a b****. This is getting out of control. 

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Noticing that when Apple loses they never comment. Don't know why we keep on seeing "Apple did not comment at time of publishing" in these articles. 

 

Apple only speak when they win, when they lose they go in a corner and cry or something and say they are not coming out of their room to talk to anybody cause Samsung is a big poopy head, lol. 

 

Would be better if they release an official statement saying "SCREW YOU SANSUCKS, SUCK OUR ****, YOU MOTHER *****. As far as apple is concerned this judge can EAT A ****. "

 

Would respect them more. 

 

What an interesting quote.

 

Are you aware of just how much of your personality you just revealed to us all?

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What an interesting quote.

 

Are you aware of just how much of your personality you just revealed to us all?

Ah, the anonymity of the internet.....gotta love it. 

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Ah, the anonymity of the internet.....gotta love it. 

Hiding beats fixing, eh? ;-)
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