Apple Loses Samsung Tablet Appeal
FOSS Patents says the Dutch appeals court narrowed the scope of the Apple IP based on prior art
By: Maureen O'Gara
Jan. 25, 2012 08:00 AM
A Dutch appeals court Tuesday rejected an injunction-seeking Apple bid to overturn a lower court's decision last August that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't a copy of the Apple iPad and doesn't infringe Apple's design rights.
Apple was also denied a preliminary injunction in the United States on a design-related patent equivalent to its European Community Design IP and is appealing the decision.
FOSS Patents says the Dutch appeals court, like the US district court, narrowed the scope of the Apple IP based on prior art and so came to its conclusion.
Apple got a preliminary injunction in Germany using the design IP last summer, a decision a German appeals court could lift for the same reason next week.
Last Tuesday Apple filed two more design-related suits against Samsung phones and tablets in Germany but didn't ask for injunctions.
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