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Apple won its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 European ban based on a design sketch filed in 2004

0. phoneArena 12 Aug 2011, 14:06 posted on

Apple is using a broken EU Community Design system, basing its motion on a sketch filed in 2004, six years before Apple's first tablet saw the light of day. As per German law, the court has to grant the injunction if the design has been granted and paid for...

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posted on 12 Aug 2011, 15:49

39. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


If by generic you mean they look exactly like Apple's products then I agree.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:14 2

64. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Hey....forget about sketches...how about this:

http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/09/samsung-digital-picture-frame-stores-pics-movies-music/

An actual product...by Samsung....

Who copied who now?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:19 2

67. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Since sketches can hold up on EU court...how about this:

http://mashable.com/2009/08/22/knight-ridder-tablet/

They didnt build it...but if sketches can hold up in court...

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 18:56 3

75. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Clearly, Apple copied it's idea for the iPad, straight from here! Lol! That really looks like the original iPad with a bigger bezzle.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 15:49

38. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


is this a joke?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 16:13

44. digimind (unregistered)


In the Netherlands de samsung galaxy can be sold untill 13 oktober...

read more (and translate it) @http://digimind.nl/2011/08/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-mag-verkocht-worden-in-nederland/

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:01 3

63. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Now apple farmers in Europe can file lawsuits against Apple inc. for using the word "apple"

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:15 1

65. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung must stop selling any components to Apple now until all lawsuits are drop forever.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:16 2

66. pong (unregistered)


Sad one day future generations will be forced to buy apple and microsoft products just because of these patents laws. They must rewrite these laws at least to make it very specific and not very general.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 18:39 4

74. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Okay, so no one else can ever make a rectangular shaped device of any kind. With or without a button, square, ovals, or crosses. Got it! There goes innovation.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:19

80. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


This is soo stupid Apple is just out there to get rid of everyone else

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:22 2

82. sregor (unregistered)


These lawsuits are not good for the consumers, whether you like apple or android or anything else, this simply blocks competition and competition is what leads to better products so if apple does win this why would they have any reason to make their products better? Nobody out there should like these lawsuits unless you work for apple. If apple wins they can charge higher prices and work less to improve.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 19:43

85. lubbalots (unregistered)


If people look closely at the early models from Samsung, they do resemble Apple's products, like the galaxy phones. There is no denying.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 20:17 1

87. dmakun (Posts: 141; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


SHAME ON APPLE! I will NEVER use a mac product if this is true. Why are they so afraid of competition!? I mean what exactly is the definition of innovation if apple have any claim to that? I'm neither a apple or android or whatever fan but if there is anything I know as a FACT, it is that apple are s**tting scared of anyone that has any idea similar to theirs no matter how little. Are we now at a point of tech dev that is about debating squares and rectangles?!
I'm disgusted by this company and their claims to innovation. They are sore losers s**tting in their pants at the sight of REAL competition.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 21:16

88. Monster (unregistered)


yall wouldnt be saying the same if it was your money that you were losing there.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 21:36 6

89. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


This is getting a little bit too much. But I really blame the patent courts for this. Apple, or anyone, would of course take advantage of this ridiculous patent system if it would give them the upper hand. It's all part of one's business strategy which Apple plays so well. Although some might think it's ridiculous, it is totally legal and enforceable.

Others should start submitting their drawings and get it patented. That is of course if Apple hasn't already patended all shapes and forms, hahahahahaha.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 22:04 3

91. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Good post, Gemini. Though I'm sure your position is different on the other fronts of the patent war, nice to see you're being reasonable about this one.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 22:32 3

95. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Im happy to see your not sharing in taco's ludacris stance. this crap is just getting stupid now. Its going to hurt apple's image as people learn of it.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 23:20 2

99. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Like I said earlier....you gotta give Apple credit for looking in the future with this move. It sucks...but oh well.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 22:50 1

96. ogre150 (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


So I went to the community design website and looked at the apple designs. Did you n
know they have a drawing submitted for earphones? You know like the generic ones that have been out since the eighties? Literally nothing new, just plain old headphones.

Isn't getting to be too much? Somehow this needs to stop. Not just Apple, everyone.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 23:12

98. JayRaj (Posts: 54; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


The first sketch in the iPhone looks like a Galaxy S II! Are we going to see its injunction too?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 00:51

101. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Way to go apple!

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 01:46 1

107. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So...this is an example of you being...classy, right?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 02:36 1

112. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Everyone knows you are not the real Sniggly. Give it up.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 03:11 4

114. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol. Are you an emotional masochist? Do you like making yourself look like an obsessed idiot to everyone on the Internet?

Because you're succeeding pretty hard at that right now. Just sayin'.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 04:35

118. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Haha, this is going to be fun in the coming days, to read what Sniggiy comes up with...
Now taco, is that you, or maybe Miz ?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:05 2

123. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, I mean, just the existence of these imposters means I must be doing my job right. :D

Btw, I did get your email. I'm working on a response, but the argument I'm going with involves slightly more complicated math than I'm used to, and I just couldn't concentrate on that and work at the same time yesterday. I should have it done before the weekend's out though. :)

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:08

124. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Allright, looking forward to your response : )

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:18 1

126. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


And that lame profile picture gives it away.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 08:23

120. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


How about you GET A JOB, and maybe ou wouldn't have all this free time to have multiple accounts on some phone website. It's kinda pathetic. And if this is taco, I can not believe you would actually go this low. Even for you.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:03 3

122. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So now in the interest of trying to confuse the other people here you're basically insulting yourself.

It's so beautiful...I CAN'T LOSE! :D

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:16 1

125. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


You really think people believe you are the real Sniggly? I feel sorry for you.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 09:39 1

127. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol. I guess I have to give you an A for effort, despite the sadness of the situation.

I mean, seriously, how obsessed do you have to be in order to do this? Are you also responsible for snaggly?

And all because you don't like me taking the piss out of Apple. REEEEELLLLLIGION!

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 10:04

130. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Haha, thanks! But in all seriousness, I am not responsible for "snaggly." he just sparked the idea. Lol.

To be honest, it actually has nothing to do with you hating apple, there are tons of people who don't like them on these forums. I just don't like your biased comments and rude remarks. I'll be watching you, and maybe you'll shape up. You can look at me as your unofficial conscience. You're welcome.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 10:09

131. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


By the way, I did not like that "religion" remark. Admit it, you look down on apple fans. I'm waiting for you to change for the better.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 10:18 1

132. shayan (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


this is fun.
now I know why apple is getting so strong and rich, its becauese of yhese morons...

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 10:30

134. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


"yhese morons"? If you gonna insult someone, at least learn how to spell.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:22

149. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Sniggiy (taco or whoever), how low are you gonna get ?
Come on this gotta be the biggest impersonation i've seen on Phonearena.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:41 1

151. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


If the shoe fits, wear it. I know some Apple fans on here who are very reasonable about their choice of electronics, and I have respect for the quality of Apple products myself. But you explicitly said that you were sick of me bashing Apple. And now you're saying that you just don't like me being biased and rude. Which is it?

If it's being biased and rude, why don't you have accounts up impersonating Taco and Miz as well? You also know full well that I'm normally pretty polite to individuals unless they're being canary d**ks themselves.

No, your original comment was more accurate: You don't like the anti Apple things I have to say. So here you are, impersonating me, insulting the people who are standing up for me, when you're the creep who decided to dedicate your time to doing...this.

Shape up? What's your definition of shaping up? Hugging Taco and Miz and calling them my brothers while simultaneously shouting down Android and all it stands for? I posted a LOOOONG comment a few threads ago asking iFanboys what it would take to satisfy them, as nothing I ever say regarding Android or Apple seems to placate the worst of them.

So no, I won't bow to your warped sense of good manners. You can do whatever the hell you please, sir, and it won't make one iota of difference, other than giving me one more hobby: making fun of you whenever you show up.

So here's my advice: apologize profusely for the general stupidity you've been responsible for so far, and go back to whatever you were doing before snaggly gave you this *brilliant* idea.

Or keep doing this, and I'll have that much more fun when I come here.

Peace.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:56

155. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I think you might be taking this a little to seriously, lol. Lighten up a little, will you? You and your "friends" seem to be getting really offended for some reason. You must be their leader. I've never seen so much drama on a phone website in my life, haha. It's pretty amusing.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:59

156. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You're the one who's telling me you're my conscience and stirring up drama because you don't like what I say.

I write text walls. If you're really my stalker, you'd know that by now.

And lighten up? Dude, I couldn't be lighter if I tried. You're just convinced that you're doing a much better job of trolling than you really are.

I mean, how long did it take you to drop character? Less than 24 hours, and why did you do it? To lecture me on what I say.

Paatttttheticcccc.....

Oh and encore time:

REEEEELIGGGGIIIIIOOOONNNNNN! ;)

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 13:34

159. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


And yeah, you know a lot about religion, coming from a person who doesn't even go to church. . .

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 14:38

160. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, I went enough to know a religion when I know one. How's the stalking working out for you? :)

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 15:51 2

165. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


this makes me wish i payed more attention today.. this stuff is funny as hell.. taco, you are one sad sad individual. I guess his parents went off for the weekend and left him aww by himself.. lol

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:20

148. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Are you saying i'm making multiple accounts ???
HAHAHA !

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 12:44 1

153. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I don't even think I was talking to you. Is there a reason you are trying to bring yourself into this?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 08:52

121. andro (unregistered)


Apple are simply sore loser when it comes to be passed out by a better and more popular os. Their tactics these days are simply disgusting and even the more brainwashed islaves should actually be ashamed and embarrassed for themselves for continually being led to buy apple products.

Alll will see the truth at some stage,lets hope islaves do soon also

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 13:03

158. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


You actually thought all that crap I said was for real? I could care less what you say, I just want to piss you off, which, I actually think is working!

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 16:58

166. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, if you don't care about me, why target me?

Daww , da obsessed widdle stawker is twying to backpedwal.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 18:19

169. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


What part of I don't like you do you not understand? Reading comprehending is extremely important in life, "Sniggly." your arrogant attitude is EXTREMELY annoying.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 18:33 1

170. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Dislike isn't apathy.

YOU DO CARE!

I finally have my own stalker! May I bring you to show and tell?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 19:02

174. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I can't believe how popular you've gotten on this website. Every article I post on, people all know you! I'm still not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing, though, lol.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 19:06

175. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


By the way, how long have you had this profile picture? It might take people a little while to realize you've changed your picture to batman, lol. Except for your herd of sheep you have following you. They already know.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 19:09

176. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


OH! And one more thing. When am I supposed to be banned? Should I be expecting that sometime soon?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 19:19

178. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I don't know. I haven't acted in any way to try to have you banned. You're too amusing right now for me to want that. Besides, I'm a pretty fair guy, I believe in free speech unless you're actively seeking to hurt others through your abuse of it. Which is why I only threatened to have Taco and Gemini banned when the former laughed at people who have less money and the latter displayed rampant homophobia and refused to listen to others when told to stop.

I'm humbled often by the fact that people know me here, for better or for worse. This is probably the only site I'm on where I'm a recognized voice compared to others. Probably due to how prolific I am with my posts and how much effort I put into not only posting in response to articles, but also to other users.

As for my profile picture, I've had it for several months. It kinda sucked changing it so I could differentiate between you and me. But people will eventually catch on, and if you change your info to match mine again I'll just keep changing myself. It takes literally almost no effort to do.

And don't call my friends here sheep. If you want to see sheep look at the assholes who would still love Apple if the latter drove a tank through their house.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 20:29

184. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


You know, Sniggly, I think I might have misjudged you. For which I do apologize for. If someone was doing this to me, I'd be pissed off madly, lol. Your polite remarks are extremely surprising. I am relatively new to this website (yes I do have a real account) and Im guessing whenever I see rude remarks from you towards someone, they must have said some nasty things to you. You got to admit, this was pretty fun while it lasted, lol. But I'll leave you alone. I see you are an extremely respectful guy (after getting to know you.) I see why guys here respect you so much. Keep up the good work contributing to this website. Look forward to reading your future comments! From my other account, that is. Haha.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 21:42 1

186. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Trust me, I hate hostility as much as the next guy. Which is why I react badly to open displays of it.

I think it's honorable of you to admit when you think you've made a mistake; therefore I definitely won't be pursuing any action against you. I look forward to seeing you contribute and become part of the community on your main account. You're more than welcome here. :)

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 17:18 1

167. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


proving once again how dumb the apple fanbase really is. First Steve Jobs proves it by trying to sue because he thinks his customers might get confused by a galaxy tab 10.1 over a ipad2 (more like enthralled with the features and nicer screen).. showing how stupid he thinks his base is..

then taco spends the day impersonating board members because he is the exact person steve jobs is trying to protect himself from.. lol way to prove that iBots ride the social shortbus there, taco. durka durka!! lol.

since taco is an iDiot, someone needs to hire a lawyer.. obviously he is impersonating a name brand and needs to be brought to justice!! lololol

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 18:35 1

171. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I don't think this one is taco. His grammar is too good.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 18:57

172. SniggIy (banned) (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


Lol, I gotta admit, this made me laugh!

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