Samsung “lost a chance to showcase its latest tablet computer at one of the world’s largest electronics shows after Apple won a second injunction blocking Galaxy Tab sales in Germany,” notes “Bloomberg” (http://macte.ch/yLLYU). The companies are involved in legal brouhahas across three continents.
Samsung pulled the just-unveiled Galaxy Tab 7.7 out of the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin after a Dusseldorf court on Sept. 2 granted Apple’s request to ban sales and marketing of the product, James Chung, a Seoul-based spokesman for Samsung, told “Bloomberg.” “Samsung respects the court’s decision,” he said, adding that the company will pursue all available options, including legal action, to defend its intellectual property rights.
Also, last month it was announced that Apple had won an agreement from Samsung that the South Korean company won’t sell the newest version of its tablet computer in Australia until a patent lawsuit in the country is resolved. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes 10 Apple patents, including the “look and feel,” and touchscreen technology of the iPad, Steven Burley, a lawyer for Apple, told Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett in Sydney. Apple sought an Australian injunction and wants to stop Samsung from selling the tablet in other countries, Burley said.
— Dennis Sellers