Apple suit against Samsung dealing with "pinch-to-zoom" is stayed by German Court
the court can remove the stay and the trial can resume. Thus, this is not a loss for Apple or a victory for Samsung.
So far, Apple has received three stays and one dismissal of its cases against Samsung in Germany. As we pointed out earlier Friday, one of the stays involved a lawsuit revolving around the "slide-to-unlock" method which was suspended in March. The other involved a suit that was put on hold this month where Apple claimed that Samsung had infringed on Apple's photo gallery page-flipping patent. The stay was issued in Germany even though a court in the Netherlands had made a decision on the patent that established precedent and affirmed the patent.