Dutch court denies Apple's request for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 24, 2012, 7:34 AM
The request has now also been denied by an appeals court, with the judge basically saying that while the two slates sport some similarities, they are not as broad as Apple was trying to portray them, similar to what the Californian judge said in the lawsuit there.
Samsung has its EU logistics hub in the Netherlands, and, at one point, it was feared that Samsung might have to reshuffle its distribution chain in Europe to sell its flagship tablet there, if an injunction took place in the land of windmills.
This might also have repercussions in Germany, where the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales were banned before the holidays, and Samsung filed an appeal, thus eventually resulting in lifting the ban there as well, and leaving the final design right infringement verdicts for the trials later this year.
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I wonder how much Apple has spent pursuing sales bans against Sammy's products? Other than in Germany, I don't see the expenditure bringing much benefit to Apple. And if someone in Germany really wants a Sammy tablet, I doubt they aren't getting one. This is just arrogance taken to a higher level courtesy of Apple's pile of cash.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 7:59 AM 10
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You'd think that with all these losses that Apple would just quit and accept Android as a worthy opponent to iOS.
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 12:29 PM 3
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So because of the founders vendetta against Android, instead of making money through deals and such you waste non refundable money on frivolous lawsuits. So on top of not making cash, you are also spending cash that could have been used for something like making the products cost a little less or more R&D. This is the type of crap that business corps can't stand, emotions. They ruin a perfectly good strategy with illogical, ridiculous thought processes and can cost you billions if you are a publicly traded company. Matters not how much money you have in reserves, investors like one thing, making money and when you make moves that start losing money they get concerned. How long do you think Apple can continue this sort of nonsense before their investors have had enough? In this ecosystem of technology it's pretty tough to keep a large company at bay with product bans, they have the resources to fix the offending piece and then get it out to market quickly then what?
posted on Jan 24, 2012, 12:41 PM 2
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