Dutch court keeps sales ban against Samsung in place

Dutch court keeps sales ban against Samsung in place
The U.S. isn't the only country in the world where Apple and Samsung meet in court. On Tuesday, a Dutch appeals court upheld a court-ordered sales ban against some older Samsung models. The injunction prevents the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Ace from being sold in the region. While that doesn't sound like it would have that much of an effect on Samsung these days, the ban could be expanded to include other Samsung devices found to infringe on a particular European patent held by Apple.

This past Monday, we passed along a report out of Korea that said that Apple and Samsung were talking settlement. What made a deal between the two seem possible was the recent settlement between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility that led both sides to dismiss all open litigation between the two sides. For a moment, there was some hope that there finally could be some peace between the two rivals. But lawyers for both Samsung and Apple continued to snipe at each other. Samsung's lead attorney John Quinn called Apple a "jihadist" and called the the trial "Apple's Vietnam." Apple's law firm, WilmerHale, accused Samsung of trying to license Apple patents in order to clone Apple products.

Unless both sides are threatened with a permanent injunction against the sale of current devices, we might not see any impetus for either side to settle. You can check out Apple and Samsung's response to the court's request that both try Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), in the filing below.



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