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Judge Rules Samsung Tablets Don't Infringe iPad Patents

A court in the Netherlands has ruled that Samsung's Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple's design patents pertaining to the iPad.

Made in a district court in The Hague, the judgement saw the court stating that the rounded corners of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9 and 7.7 does not infringe the patents registered by Apple.

"We continue to believe that Apple was not the first to design a tablet with a rectangular shape and rounded corners and that the origins of Apple's registered design features can be found in numerous examples," Samsung said in a statement.

During the October of 2012, Apple lost a case in the UK where it argued that Samsung's slate of the aforementioned tablets infringed its design by utilizing a similar rounded rectangle design found on the iPad.

Ultimately, it led to the former being ordered to publicly display an apology to its chief competitor, one way or another.

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