Samsung Galaxy Tab Ban No More in Europe
Apple's injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab is no more in the Eurozone, sans Germany where the suit originated.
The Dusseldorf District Court ruled the German Court does not have the power to ban sales of the tablet in any country except its own. The ban will be lifted until at least August 25 when Apple and Samsung will meet in court again to present their arguments. Arguments that Apple apparenty fudged a little bit evidience wise.
Yesterday it was discovered that Apple's photos comparing the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the iPad 2 were misleading. The photos submitted by Apple as evidence of the two tablets similarities showed the tablets having nearly identical 4:3 aspect ratios. The problem is the Galaxy Tab is noticeably thinner with nearly a 16:9 aspect ratio. However, it is not known if this egregious error had anything to do with today's ruling.
As it stands, it appears the German courts preliminary injunction has a very good chance of being reversed according to Florian Muller of Foss Patents. I'm no legal expert, but it would seem somewhat unjust to make a ruling based on fraudulent evidence.
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