Apple Wins Dutch Ban on Samsung Galaxy Products

Due to patent infringement, a Dutch court has ruled in Apple's favor in its court case battle against Samsung, subsequently ordering the ban of certain Galaxy tablets and smartphones.

The ban applies to older Android-powered products that make use of an Apple-patented method for scrolling through images in a photo gallery via the utilization of a touch screen.

According to the Dutch court, such products relates to Samsung's Galaxy devices that has versions 2.2.1 and higher which don't use the South Korean company's updated "blue flash" photo gallery technology.

Patent expert Florian Mueller explained that the ban won't completely see Samsung being forced out of business in the Netherlands. He said the technology giant has created a workaround for the infringement.

"Samsung has already done all the work necessary to work around this injunction. It made that effort last year after the preliminary injunction that today was converted into a permanent one," Mueller said. "Instead of a bounce-back in the photo gallery, there's a "blue flash", which the court recognises to be a valid workaround. Also, there won't be any impact on product sales."

Either way, should Samsung fail to comply with the ruling, it will be forced to pay a penalty of $129,000 every day to Apple.

 

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    The ban applies to older Android-powered products that make use of an Apple-patented method for scrolling through images in a photo gallery via the utilization of a touch screen.


    Seriously? They got a patent to SCROLL THROUGH YOUR PHOTO LIBRARY ON A TOUCHSCREEN PHONE???? Who approved this?
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  • they will just come over the border and buy it here in Belgium

    I hope that judgement gets overturned.
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    The ban applies to older Android-powered products that make use of an Apple-patented method for scrolling through images in a photo gallery via the utilization of a touch screen.


    Seriously? They got a patent to SCROLL THROUGH YOUR PHOTO LIBRARY ON A TOUCHSCREEN PHONE???? Who approved this?
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  • I wish I could blue flash Apple with my a**.
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