Here we go again. On Wednesday, news out of Europe confirmed that Apple proved successful in its latest attempt to lay the smack down on Samsung Galaxy products. Having apparently persuaded the Dutch court to believe that Samsung's products trample on Apple's intellectual property relating to photo-scrolling via touchscreen device, the sales of Galaxy products have been banned in the Netherlands.
According to details emerging from the verdict, the ban in question applies just to Galaxy products that run Android 2.2.1 and higher. Anything that doesn't use Samsung's proprietary photo gallery software is a big no-no.
Apple patented a way to scroll past the edge of a zoomed-in photo and see a glimpse of the next in a series of images, after which the initial photo bounces back onto the screen, a technique that Samsung has used in its Galaxy products.
So what happens now (since these bans and verdicts tend to be overlooked and worked through over time)? The court is asking Samsung to let Apple know what type of profits it has enjoyed from these "infringing Galaxy products" in the last 18 months or so. It will then be up to the court to determine how much of these funds Samsung will have to pay Apple.