Germany: two Apple/Samsung hearings slated
When it comes to the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent battle, the post-trial proceedings in California won't take place until at least December, but there will be two design-rights-related hearings to be held by the Düsseldorf Regional Court -- the first court in the world to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 -- in late September and late October:, according to "FOSS Patents" (www.fosspatents.com).
There will be a trial of Apple's design rights infringement and unfair competition claims against various Galaxy Tabs on Sept. 25. Then there will be an Oct. 23 hearing on a preliminary injunction motion targeting various Samsung smartphones, one of the newest ones of which is the Galaxy Note, notes "FOSS Patents."
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.