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[/Gear] Samsung escapes Dutch injunction: Accuses Apple of design generalization

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Samsung may not have had the opportunity to fight Apple’s European preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 – only finding out that Apple had filed after the ban on sales was applied - but the company has come out fighting in the Netherlands hearing today. Samsung demanded that the Dutch courts throw out the case as it was simply too complex for summary proceedings, Webwereld reports, pointing out that plenty of electronic devices are flat, rectangular and have rounded corners and large screens, and that – based on Apple’s standards – every digital photo frame is in fact an iPad.
http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-esc...tion-11171102/


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Put two 50" flat screen TVs side by side, cover up there brand name, 80% of the people asked would say they look similar or identical as well imo.
Apple feel they are the only company with the rights to sell tablets ?
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Is Apple trying to ban the import of Samsung tablets in all countries or something?

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^ no , just anything rectangular and shiny.
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How on earth this happened in europe is beyond me. Stupid german judge.
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I agree that the design patents are pathetically vague.

It doesn't help that the majority of the older generation are pretty much technologically illiterate when it comes to things like this.
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I agree that the design patents are pathetically vague.

It doesn't help that the majority of the older generation are pretty much technologically illiterate when it comes to things like this.
Yeah, this. Old men who can barely work a computer making decisions like this. Also, I'm no lawyer, but is it legal to get an injunction. Without the right to reply?
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Samsung lawyers to Apple lawyers, "Is it not a case of your consumers just, looking at it wrong!!!!"
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How does Apple get a patent on rectangle with LCD display in the center? There have been plenty of devices with that shape before iPad/iPhone.

It makes me wonder if Apple is about to jump the shark as a company. How much more market share can they expand? They are already as big as an oil company. How can they continue to grow? Is this why they are suing the competition throughout the whole world?
Edited by Riou - 8/12/11 at 4:16am
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I can only imagine what happened there...

Judge: Samsung, your device does look conspicuously similar to apple's claim of rectangular and with rounded edges. What do you have to say in your defense?

Samsung:

Apple: We also have patents on a hypercube phone, as well as a dodecahedron. Both with and without rounded edges your honor.
Edited by hollowtek - 8/12/11 at 4:20am
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