Apple successfully gets Samsung Galaxy Tab banned in Germany

Apple and Samsung have been in a legal tussle for quite some time now, but it looks like Apple still has the advantage as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been banned from sale in Germany. A German court recently decided to uphold its temporary ban on the Android tablet set last month. But that’s not all for Samsung:

Apple, the maker of the iPad, won a second injunction at the same court last week, forcing Samsung to pull the new Galaxy Tab 7.7 out of the IFA consumer-electronics show in Berlin. The legal battle between Cupertino, California-based Apple and its closest rival in tablet computers is intensifying as an increasing number of consumers use devices such as tablets and smartphones to surf the Web, play games and download music.

This is bad news for Samsung, obviously, but it also hurts Google, who says that it would do what it can to protect and defend its hardware partners. Samsung is also suing Apple for patent infringements, and could see an additional bit of help from Google, who allowed HTC to use its recently acquired Motorola patents to fight against Apple.

While these lawsuits and counter-suits are getting a little out of hand, it seems like there is no end in sight. What do you think? Should everyone just settle, or is this a legitimate fight to protect technological patents?

[Via: Bloomberg]

  • These patent wars are absolutely ridiculous and hold no purpose other than¬†limiting innovation.

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