Apple Files Two More Patent Suits Against Samsung With German Courts
Bloomberg is reporting Apple filed a new lawsuit in Germany taking aim at Samsung’s Android handsets.
Late last year Germany’s Dusseldorf Court called into question Apple’s previous design patent suit against Samsung, but this was after Apple won an initial injunction in September. Also, the previous suit involved the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, not the 10 handsets targeted in the new suit including the Galaxy S II and S Plus.
Apple started another separate suit against five additional tablets as well. Both suits were not filed under emergency proceedings and allow Apple new procedures against both Samsung’s handsets and tablets.
While Apple did receive a blow with the Dusseldorf Court’s comment that they were unlikely to grant an injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Apple still managed to make Samsung change the design of their tablet with the “N” model. If Apple’s efforts against the handsets mentioned in the suit Samsung may need to retool their phones in order to avoid another preliminary injunction.
The intellectual property right wars are still in their infancy, and it appears Apple is the dedicated harbinger of doom rather than a bringer of peace. Oh well, all I want is the A5 jailbreak. Like now.