Apple's motion for an European ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 leaks with comparative design drawings

Apple's motion for an European ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 leaks with comparative design drawings
The whole injunction against Samsung for violating Apple's intellectual property in design patents with its Galaxy Tab 10.1 has leaked now, and Apple is apparently using design drawings of its own tablets, in order to demonstrate the alleged similarities.

The pan-European ban of Samsung's latest and greatest tablet excludes the Netherlands, but the trial there is going on right now, and might result in the slate being banned everywhere in the EU. The German law allows this, even without notifying the other side about the proceedings, but if the plaintiff doesn't have a strong enough case, they might end up paying damages for the incurred loss of revenue.

The injunction document explicitly asks for a ban on "using, in particular, manufacturing, offering (including advertising), introducing into the market, importing, exporting and/or possessing for the said purposes" of Samsung's gizmo, pictures of which are placed next to Apple design drawings in the motion as illustrated below:


The Dusseldorf court decision comes at a time when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was preparing an assault on the European market, and a promo about it has been spotted at the big consumer electronics retailer MediaMarkt already, which you can see on the right here.

Forrester Research even raised its prediction for non-iPad tablet sales from 20% to 30% of the market in Europe this year, unlike the US, where the iPad hold 80%.

The analysts attribute this to the fact that Apple doesn't have as big of a retail presence in Europe as in the US, and, also, the European carriers had started offering pretty enticing bundles, where the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is deeply subsidized if you purchase with a carrier contract.

source: FOSSPatents & Moconews

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54 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Crazy apple ! those drawings of the so called iPad here, does not even look like a real iPad. It looks like a copy of the galaxy tab !!!

29. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Damn meant to thumbs up. Damn iPad

2. android_hitman unregistered

apple is losing market and the only thing they can do is to ban other products .. because apple wants to spread like a cancer .. i really hate you now apple .. i repected you before .. but now .. f**k you ..

3. germanguy unregistered

oh yeah. it has a big screen, a frame arount the screen. its thin and the edges are rounded down. it has to be a copy of the ipad! damn i hate this new patent/sue-trend.

4. Tråget unregistered

OMFG, it's square, and the entire front is covered with a display. it has to be a rip-off of the iPad2!!! What the f*ck is wrong with apple, get a life.

5. MIke unregistered

Europeans must be blind to not see the difference!

6. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

That German judge clearly didn't see any difference...

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Of course, Apple would probably hate it if the iPad were shown alongside some of the old Microsoft tablets from almost ten years ago. Other companies: you violated our patents! We would like some monetary compensation for the use of our IP. Apple: You violated our patents! And your product is possibly going to be very popular! So we absolutely demand that you never be allowed to sell at all ever in a million years!!!!

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That's nonsense. Apple made the tablet market we have today. Samsung is obviously copying Apple's design. Their phones and tablet have the same look, same colors and similar UI design. Remember when the iPad 2 came out and Samsung said we need to be more competitive. Then they made their tablet look more like the iPad 2. There's no lawsuit against plenty of tablet makers that are not trying to trick people into thinking their tablet is an Apple product.

19. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Remember when the iPad 2 came out and majority of the device was manufactured by Samsung then Apple decided to tell Samsung to go f**k themselves by suing their asses, trying to ban their products all over the world, and saying how LG will be their main manufacturer? Yeah.... about that, Apple is crying back to Samsung now because LG is unable to meet their demands. If Samsung declines, Apple will probably sue Samsung for infringing on Apple displays, made by Samsung. If Samsung accepts, Apple will probably sue Samsung for infringing on Apple displays, made by Samsung.

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You're not even on topic, but there's plenty of screen manufacturers. Apple can do just fine without Samsung.

23. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

then why did they ''run'' back to apple and not any other company when lg were making rubbish screens for the ipad2 and i know this has nothing to do with this article.

24. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

No, you're not on topic. My post is clearly countering your ignorant post. "Remember when the iPad 2 came out and Samsung said we need to be more competitive. Then they made their tablet look more like the iPad 2."

47. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I'm commenting on the article which is about Samsung being banned from selling their tablet. Your response is: "Remember when the iPad 2 came out and majority of the device was manufactured by Samsung then Apple decided to tell Samsung to go f**k themselves by suing their asses, trying to ban their products all over the world, and saying how LG will be their main manufacturer? Yeah.... about that, Apple is crying back to Samsung now because LG is unable to meet their demands. " That's not the same topic. You didn't mention anything about this lawsuite.

53. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Because the lawsuit happened, which is considered in the past. Because of the lawsuit, Apple went to LG as it's leading manufacturer. Now in the present, Apple is crying back to Samsung. This is cause and effect. It was pretty common knowledge.

32. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

but the "retina" display that all you fanboys rub yourselves to, and boast is what makes the idiotPhone the best one.... Is made by Samsung you dumbass

9. taz unregistered

omg the judge must be retarted if he granted the injunction on those drwaing..guess the only good thing that will come out is the damahes that app will have to pay

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

And yet the courts agree with Apple and have banned the samsung tablet. So all the trolls here think it's unfair while an educated court feels that samsung IS copying. Why is that? According to you guys Apple should sit back and let people steal from them. This is promising. Now I'm thinking there's a good chance of a ban of samsung and htc in the US.

11. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

hahaha, just because som court system in the EU is corrupted does not mean Samsung is copying apple. Apple is going to pay for this when Samsung sues them and apple has to pay costs and damages to samsung

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

We will see. So far samsung has been banned in all of EU and Australia. If this was a joke like you android fanatics say the case would be thrown out.

15. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Mr Taco, im not an fandroid. I am a fan of bada and MeeGo not Android. But i do think that this is very unfair to Samsung and very foul play by Apple.

18. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

if you read the whole story samsung were not even given a notice or even a chance to defend themself and the only reason that apple were able to get this ban in that manner is if samsung get the decision overturned then apple will have to pay damages to samsung.

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

As usual, reading comprehension is beyond your grasp, Taco. The ban is not a final decision, it's a preliminary measure until it's determined whether Samsung is really infringing. If the decision goes in Samsung's favor, Apple will have to pay Samsung reparations. The same goes for Australia too. Granted, Apple has a lot of cash, but should this go badly for them, they'll have to pay two continents' worth of compensation for Samsung's lost sales.

33. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

your right, taco50 can't read or write or think for himself But think of this, in a courtroom sometimes the lawyer will say something that is stricken from the record or overruled, but you can't put the cork back in the bottle, even if this thing is thrown out, Apple has spread their venom and more sheep to their flock.

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I understand the article very well. My point stands. If this was so frivolous why are the courts agreeing with Apple?

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

They arent agreeing with apple. They granted a temporary injunction until a decision can be made. If apple wins, then the injunction is permanent. If apple loses then apple has to pay samsung for ALL the lost sales that they expected from the Tab. An injunction is in no way a final decision. And if apple's case is so strong why are they using drawings with little detail in them instead of the actual product? Why? because when you draw a tablet, they all look about the same.. But only and iDiot would not be able to tell the difference by actually seeing both tablets. They are playing dirty pool. Im glad you like bullies cheaters, that says a lot about you.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So the courts grant injunctions for no reason then?

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because, Taco, that's how courts work: if there's even a possibility that a company's products are infringing on patents, it would be useless to keep allowing them to sell during the months it takes to close the case. As Remixfa said, this is not an act of agreement with Apple. I'm thinking maybe we need to pool our resources and send you back to school so you aren't so goddamned ignorant,

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