Earlier today, we reported
that the Court of Appeals had denied Samsung’s request to rehear their case. What this meant was that Apple was in the clear to file for a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, thus giving Apple a victory at this point in time. While Apple might have gotten a taste of a legal victory in the states, it seems that the Dutch courts have ruled in Samsung’s favor over a different case against Apple. A District Court n Hague, Holland, has ruled that Apple’s older iPad models and iPhones violate one of Samsung’s 3G patents. This particular patent pertains to the European Patent EP1188269 which has been described as, “Apparatus for encoding a transport format combination indicator for a communications system.”
With that victory, it seems that the courts have also suggested that both companies attempt to reach a compensatory deal (via WebWereld.nl). Considering that both companies failed to come to terms with an earlier settlement talk, we’re not sure how well this will go down. Then again, Samsung reportedly still owes Apple about €800,000 for the previous two cases that they lost.
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