According to the “IDG News Service” (http://tinyurl.com/l2849pr), a Dutch court says Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t infringe on the iPad.
Apple’s design right is valid but the protection it offers is very limited due to earlier similar designs, the court said. Apple has attempted to get sales of Samsung’s Tab 10.1 banned in the Netherlands and the E.U., but lost two rulings in the Netherlands at lower courts in earlier stages of the litigation. Apple disagreed with the courts’ decisions and decided to appeal the case with the Dutch Supreme court. However, the court dismissed the appeal.
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.