Feeds

Galaxy Tab remains illegal in Germany

Judge: Non-iPad fondleslabs must be rough and complicated

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 remain illegal in Germany, a Dusseldorf court decided this morning.

Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hoffmann believes that Samsung’s "smooth, simple surfaces" on the 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet copied the minimalist design of Apple's iPad. The court said that Apple's design isn't the only way to make a tablet computer, and that other designs could have been used by Samsung.

Samsung Germany has also been prohibited from selling the device in any other EU country, but sales by other EU divisions of Samsung are permitted for the time being. An earlier preliminary injunction was lifted in all European countries except Germany, because of jurisdiction restrictions.

Samsung, obviously, is not amused. "By imposing an injunction based on a very generic design right, this ruling restricts design innovation and progress in the industry," Samsung said in a statement. The South Korean company says it will appeal the decision in the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court.

It is still unclear if the decision will affect the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 models. The latter was pulled last Saturday from Samsung’s booth at the German IFA 2011 show after a further Apple injunction.

Lawsuits filed by Apple caused delays in sales of Samsung tablets and smartphones across Europe, Australia and Korea. This week Apple also filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung in Japan. The lawsuit calls for the suspension of the sales of Galaxy S, S II and Galaxy Tab 7 and payment of damages worth 100 million yen or an equivalent of $1.3m. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Lavabit loses contempt of court appeal over protecting Snowden, customers
Judges rule complaints about government power are too little, too late
Don't let no-hire pact suit witnesses call Steve Jobs a bullyboy, plead Apple and Google
'Irrelevant' character evidence should be excluded – lawyers
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
EFF: Feds plan to put 52 MILLION FACES into recognition database
System would identify faces as part of biometrics collection
Edward Snowden on his Putin TV appearance: 'Why all the criticism?'
Denies Q&A cameo was meant to slam US, big-up Russia
Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ
Robert Hannigan to replace Sir Iain Lobban in the autumn
Judge halts spread of zombie Nortel patents to Texas in Google trial
Epic Rockstar patent war to be waged in California
German space centre endures cyber attack
Chinese code retrieved but NSA hack not ruled out
APPLE FAILS to ditch class action suit over ebook PRICE-FIX fiasco
Do not pass go, do cough (up to) $840m in damages
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.