A Dutch Appeals Court has upheld the sales ban ordered by a lower Dutch court in the far 2011, which banned the sales of Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace in the Netherlands on grounds that they infringed on Apple patents.
Upholding the sales ban means that both devices are still forbidden from selling despite the appeal. However both smartphones are now three years old so this isn't likely to result in a serious financial blow to Samsung in Europe.
Samsung has recently suffered another blow, being ordered to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages due to infringing on two patents. The legal feud is unlikely to cease soon.
Google made good with Apple recently and both companies agreed to dismiss all ongoing lawsuits, which many took as a sign of a serious halt.
Recently, the European Union took steps to reduce patent wars by ruling that smartphone and tablet makers could no longer seek injunctions against rivals they had signed patent licensing agreements with. Hopefully that will help put an end to this legal madness.
Ha! The Galaxy S2 has a bigger screen than the Iphone 5s :-)
This clearly indicates Apple is afraid of competition...Better get prices down for Apple handsets which has smaller screen compared to other handsets...
This is where Apple and other US companies practically earns money out of thin air, by suing.