Apple’s relentless pursuit in courts across the globe has made the news more often than its products have in recent times. The most widely covered squabble is with Samsung. Apple feels Sammy has ripped off virtually all its iDevice designs with the Galaxy series of gadgets. Last year, Cupertino successfully got the Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked in the EU, forcing Samsung to redesign it without the infringing components. The resulting 10.1N was released.
In more disappointing news for the Korean tech firm, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has been banned across the EU. Sammy released a statement following the ruling from the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court:
Samsung is disappointed with the court’s ruling. We will continue to take all available measures, including legal action, to protect our intellectual property rights and defend against Apple’s claims to ensure our products remain available to consumers throughout the European Union.
Lawsuits are now part and parcel of Apple’s business and will most likely increase. I think – however – that Cupertino does need to realize that if it releases products that revolutionize any industry, other companies have to make their own versions in order to compete and survive. Although it’s completely in vain, I do hope all this nonsense stops soon. In more positive news: Samsung’s 10.1N survived Apple’s appeal and will continue to be available for sale.
Via: The Verge