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German court blocks shipments of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe

10 August, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
German court blocks shipments of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe - read the full textThe patent struggle between Apple and Samsung is really heating up - after the initial victory for Apple that prevented Samsung from launching the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, now a second Apple victory will prevent Samsung from selling the Tab 10.1 in Europe (except the Netherlands). This is a...


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> In reply to IP gone mad @ 2011-08-15 01:00 from m4k% - click to readDaimler AG has the best claim to being the company which came out with the first motor car, by far (since Daimler AG is the descendant of _both_ entities which more or less independently came out with "the car")

Daimler AG, aka Mercedes-Benz. Or (also) Smart :P

Ford was a relative latecomer to the game (and in times when national markets were protected from foreign manufacturers)

(and of course, Daimler AG and its predecessor corporate entities didn't stop others from making cars; they just protected and licensed _real technical innovation_)

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  • 2011-08-17 21:11
  • dQ}C

> In reply to PattyB @ 2011-08-11 18:54 from mcmI - click to readWell we can't know about kindergarten, but some later stuff about Steve Jobs might be revealing...
"The original deadline was met after Wozniak did not sleep for four days straight. In the end 50 chips were removed from Jobs' original design. This equated to a US$5,000 bonus, which Jobs kept secret from Wozniak, instead only paying him $375."
(yes, that Steve Wozniak and that Steve Jobs)

Also from:
Steve Jobs: "It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done. And then try to bring this things in, to what you're doing. Picasso had a saying, "Good artists copy, great artists steal". And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."
(yup, that is correct, Steve Jobs shameless about "his" innovations via "stealing" ...back then he remembered how the progress works, even in front of a camera)

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  • 2011-08-17 20:58
  • dQ}C

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-12 01:13 from 3Yi7 - click to readYou seem to wilfully forget how, when calling some company a bully, there are more factors (in the real world) than the involvement of one specific company.

Bullish behaviour would be among them. It's not my fault that your darling is particularly good recently at displaying such trait.

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  • 2011-08-17 20:50
  • dQ}C

i just hope dat this decisiondoesnt catch up with samsung galaxy 8.9 too

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  • 2011-08-15 21:58
  • pE1x

If Ford had taken the same attitude when they came out with the first motor car, everyone today would be driving Fords!

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  • 2011-08-15 01:00
  • m4k%

There is no doubt in my mind between the two products.

One plays Flash the other does not.

Apple are running scared to go this length, shows Samsung must have a winner on their hands.

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  • 2011-08-15 00:56
  • m4k%

Aruba> explain me pls how android can make competition of iOS. Galaxy tab is far behind ipad dude .... so wake up!!! Samsung they only copy when we talk about phones and tabs.

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  • 2011-08-12 10:02
  • ixNd

clash of the titan!!!!
i think apple is so ridiculous yet smart enough to have a case by sueing samsung or htc,maybe apple is more and more treathened these days by the competition of samsung devices that makes apple does this desperates measures....
okay maybe apple will win in one or two cases in the name of intellectual rights law, but in the eye of an objective consument this is a dirty way to get rid of your competition.
don't get me wrong i own an iphone and doesn't even have samsung phones...

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  • 2011-08-12 07:43
  • inW3

> In reply to Eddie.Quist @ 2011-08-11 05:36 from tA{J - click to readI've owned a iPhone 3GS followed by a Samsung vibrant( Galaxy S). there not alike at all. I found nothing in common. home screens unrelated as apple doesn't have widgets. the iPhone being solidly built the vibrant being greasy cheap plastic. the vibrant screen being the best money can buy & MY iPhone 3GS having dead regions limiting it's functionality. importing content being a landslide with itunes over Kies. Free software for samsung and pay as you go for apple. They were polar opposites not copies.

from my perspective apple and sumsung products are not close to each other. I've seen plenty of blatant copies of iPhone in overseas mobile phone shops but there not made by samsung.

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  • 2011-08-12 07:24
  • YH4W

Has anyone notice how much Iphone looks like the original LG Prada.

I wonder if Apple is paying any royalities to LG.

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  • 2011-08-12 05:59
  • IaaJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-12 01:13 from 3Yi7 - click to readNobody's screaming murder, mate. Apple can sue whoever they want to. For valid reasons. Such as a blatant copying of the looks of their products (the Galaxy series of phones) and the looks of the UI they use (TouchWiz on the Galaxy range). But certainly not because a company's made a product that's got "a rectangular shape with rounded corners." That's totally ridiculous and the only part of their suing I'm against.

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  • 2011-08-12 05:32
  • tA{J

> In reply to Santanu Dey @ 2011-08-11 19:01 from mQR6 - click to readActually, YOU have no idea what you're talking about. No, Apple did not sue HTC etc. (but maybe it's just the start for them); however, with Samsung, it DID lay down "a rectangular shape with rounded corners" as an argument for patent infringement.

Now, I have no issues with Apple suing Samsung over, say, the looks of the Galaxy series of phones, especially the Ace, and the looks of the TouchWiz UI, both of which are blatant rip-offs of the iPhone 4. And they have every right to, too. However, it's silly arguments like these that don't go down well with me.

And lastly, here's something you could go through: The Samsung digital frame, launched in 2006, a few years ahead of the iPad.

Now, do you see a resemblance between THIS and the iPad, which came out a few years later?

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  • 2011-08-12 05:24
  • tA{J

Do you guys know who was slapped with the 2nd highest criminal antitrust fine in US? Samsung, for operating a cartel and price fixing. USD300 million

Do you know who was slapped with a 145 million fine in EU? Samsung, for cartel and price fixing.

Please check these facts for yourself. It's ok to not like patent litigation. I also don't mind not liking Apple for being sue-happy (though I believe they protect their designs), but please don't try to paint Samsung as this testy eyed innocent victim.

They have a history of copying others, and play much dirtier than other companies, Apple included in my personal opinion.

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  • 2011-08-12 01:20
  • 3Yi7

Sony and LG also just settled a patent infringement case. Wonder why no one is screaming bloody murder and calling LG bullies for trying to get PS3s banned before. Oh sorry, it's because Apple isnt involved. It's only bullying when Apple is involved. Totally ok when other companies do it.

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  • 2011-08-12 01:13
  • 3Yi7

So it looks like the Gtab 10.1 is THE tablet to get..
I mean if Apple is this scared of a little serious competition, it must be pretty freakin good.

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  • 2011-08-11 23:22
  • YHIA

How to order a galaxy tab in netherlands ?

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  • 2011-08-11 21:55
  • 0Vej

yes,this is what i expected to happen to samsung attacks all the markets of smartphones do not obey RULES OF betray apple cause they are apples largest supplier and they know apples future plans better than others.thats why they copy cat apples products in KOREAN WAY (not chinese!!)its not just apple which want to take down samsung,even sony ericsson,motorola,nokia,HTC,... are with apple too.but there is one thing which im with samsung!! Because samsung FORCES other companies to develope NEW TECHNOLGIES with lower prices.which is good news for us. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

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  • 2011-08-11 21:42
  • IHV1

> In reply to Santanu Dey @ 2011-08-11 19:01 from mQR6 - click to readThe point is that EVERY CELL PHONE MANUFACTURER has used "a rectangular product shape with all four corners uniformly rounded" in their designs. They thought it was common sense to NOT claim something so bluntly obvious as their own invention. Just like, indeed, you only see wild-eyed nutjobs try and patent "the wheel" as their own invention.

I don't hate Apple, but yeah, in my analogy, Apple's a wild-eyed nutjob.

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  • 2011-08-11 20:25
  • MVfw

> In reply to Eddie.Q @ 2011-08-11 18:48 from tA{J - click to readSorry Mate..... you have no idea what you are talking about.... HTC makes phones with Rectangular shape with rounded borders, so as Nokia, so as SE and so as MOto..
Apple did not sue any one of them.....

I think you are still stuck in the rectangular dilemma and frantic apple hatred......
FYI: I have never owned an Apple device and never will in the rest of my life, but the Fact is a Fact and I will support the Fact....

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  • 2011-08-11 19:01
  • mQR6

You must give Apple some credit for it's briliant strategy... Act like a little spoiled brat. "This is my playground and you can't play on it!" I'll bet you all that Steve Jobs didn't have many friends when he was a kid.

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  • 2011-08-11 18:54
  • mcmI

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