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The Munich Regional Court has chucked out an Apple request to impose a ban on the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet and on the South Korean giant's Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

The court decided that the Apple-owned patent on which the Mac maker had pegged its allegation that the Samsung kit infringes its intellectual property will be torn up.

Apple's patent, which covers tablet and phone touchscreens, was awarded last year. But Samsung maintains that the technology the patent seeks to protect was widely used long before Apple bosses filled in the patent application form.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1N was introduced in Germany in November 2011 to sidestep a court-imposed ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Yesterday, the Dusseldorf Regional Court threw out Samsung's appeal against the original injunction. ®

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