Apple, Samsung patent war
Samsung Electronics will not showcase its latest Galaxy Tab tablet computer any more at the ongoing IFA electronics show started in Berlin following a German court’s injunction sought by Apple.
A Dusseldorf court in Germany ordered the South Korean company to stop selling Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the country giving Apple yet another victory in its multi-country patent infringement battle against Samsung Electronics.
The move follows an earlier ban on German sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 by the court in late August until its final ruling on 9 September.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the latest addition to Samsung’s range of Galaxy products which was first unveiled at the show along with 5.3-inch Galaxy Note.
Samsung and Apple are at loggerheads over smartphones and tablets patents since April as Apple seeks to rein in the growth of Google’s Android phones by taking directly aim at the biggest Android vendor, Samsung.
Apple alleged that Samsung has copied its products and intends to protect its intellectual property.
The company is fighting legal battles in the US as well as Europe, South Korea and Australia.
The battle forced Samsung to delay its tablet sales in Australia twice.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is powered by a dual 1.2 GHz processor and uses a 7.7-inch super-bright active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) screen.