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It looks like Samsung is on a winning streak against its legal battles against Apple. The Korean tech giant has won another lawsuit, after a Dutch court rejected Apple’s appeal to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Netherlands.
The Hague court ruled that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not infringe the iPad 2’s design. Apple has claimed that the Korean firm has copied the iPad.
Also included on the list of Samsung products banned in the Netherlands are the Galaxy S and its successor the Galaxy S2. Samsung has won against Apple in various countries such as Australia, which also concerns the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung also faced a sales ban of their 10 inch tablet. However, German courts allowed the distribution of a modified version of the tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N.
In the US last year, US courts ruled Samsung violated Apple patents with the Galaxy Tab. However, Apple was required to prove that the validity of the patents before the appropriate course of action could be ordered. Soon after, US courts questioned the patents Apple claimed Samsung violated and denied a proposed injunction from Apple.
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Apple has spent millions on lawyers in its legal battles against Samsung, claiming the Korean tech giant has infringed its patents. In Australia, the Cupertino firm has failed to convince courts that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has copied the design of the iPad 2. Samsung has used the publicity gained from its courtroom drama with Apple, by giving its 10 inch tablet a spunky catch-phrase ‘the tablet Apple tried to stop’. It turns out, Apple spent millions to promote its rival’s tablet.
This is not the first time Samsung makes fun of Apple through an advertisement. In the past, Samsung indirectly makes fun of Apple fans lined up for hours for the iPhone 4S in an ad for the Galaxy S2.
In Australia, courts granted a temporary injunction to Apple, banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from sale in stores down under. However, the court overturned the previous ruling and allowed the Samsung to continue selling the Honeycomb tablet. The hearing will resume in 2012.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Tyler McGee, VP of telecommunications at Samsung Australia, its courtroom drama with Apple has generated the much needed publicity for the Tab 10.1, even more than its own ad campaign.
McGee said, “At the end of the day the media awareness certainly made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a household name compared to probably what it would’ve been based on the investment that we would’ve put into it from a marketing perspective.”
The VP adds that the demand for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia is expected to go off the roof. Although a large shipment of the tablets is coming, they might not be able to meet the demand.
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It looks like German Galaxy Tab 10.1 enthusiasts no longer have to go out of the country to get their hands on Samsung’s tablet. The Korean tech giant has modified its 10 inch tablet to satisfy the German injunction, which banned the sale of the tablet last September.
We’re not exactly sure what’s different between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1N version. The N version seems to come with a black bezel, which expands towards the metal rim of the tablet. The new variant appears on a German online retailer’s website, which will be delivered to German users within two to four shipping days. Found on the bottom of the listing is a text that reads, “Galaxy Tab is back!”
Currently, the courtroom drama between Apple and Samsung in Germany rages on, with Apple claiming that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes Apple’s patents on the iPad. However, with the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Germans can now get a taste of Samsung’s tablet, which rivals the iPad 2. Well, not unless Apple finds another reason to get the new version banned from sale in Germany. If this is the case, they’d have to smuggle a tablet purchased from another country just to enjoy an alternative to the iPad 2.