Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dutch Court Rules Samsung Galaxy Tablets Don't infringe Apple Design Patents.

Samsung Galaxy Tablets Don't infringe Apple Design Patents.

Another court has ruled that Samsung Galaxy Tablets do not infringe on Apple's design patents. This time it is a Dutch court, A district court in the Hague. The patent in this case is, yes the outrageous rounded corners, a design patent which Apple claims Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablets infringes.
Apple is waging a patent war against Samsung at least in ten countries and this is the second country that told Apple that Samsung does not infringe on it's design patents, rounded corners. Earlier a UK court also ruled the same.
Following is the news posted on Rechtspraak website

Galaxy tablets do not infringe on Apple's design right The Hague  , 01.16.2013 Today the Hague district court judgment in a case of Samsung against Apple. At issue in this case is whether the design of some of Samsung Galaxy tablets infringe a design right from Apple. The court believes that there is no question of an infringement.The court refers to British law which the court already had found the same two instances on the same infringement question.
The actual statement is here. Samsung is also happy to have the ruling;
We welcome the court’s decision, which reaffirmed decisions made by courts in other countries that our Galaxy Tab products do not infringe Apple’s registered design right. 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 of prior art. Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited
Via TechCrunch


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