Apple asks for Samsung's whole Galaxy line to be recalled within 14 days of a Dutch court injunction

Apple asks for Samsung's whole Galaxy line to be recalled within 14 days of a Dutch court injunction
Up until now we only considered the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be on the sacrificial altar of the patent gods in Europe. The Dutch reporter, who has been supplying us with a steady stream of news from the court room, obtained Apple's subpoena in the Netherlands, and it seems that the fruit company is asking for a total recall of the Galaxy line, both smartphones and tablets, within 14 days of an injunction, or retailers will be considered infringing on Apple's patents.

Moreover, an eventual injunction is also to be valid for Samsung Logistics and Samsung Overseas in the Netherlands - divisions which are crucial for the company, since it has a distribution center in the country. Apple demands that all importing, trading, distribution and sales of the Galaxy line to halt after an injunction similar to the one it obtained in a German court, which, however, resulted in validity only for Germany, whereas if Cupertino succeeds in the Netherlands, the ban might be enforced across Europe for real this time.

Thus an eventual negative for Samsung ruling during the hearing scheduled for September 15, might result in a total pan-European ban for its smartphones and tablets after October 13, when it will be enforced. Not a great start of the holiday shopping season in Europe, although it seems unlikely to happen, given Apple's offense and Samsung's defense.

source: Webwereld (translated)

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