Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab 10.1N escape German injunctions

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Samsung's modified Galaxy Tab 10.1N seen on the left compared to the original model

A German Munich Regional Court judge has recently made a decision against granting Apple injunctions on two Samsung products. The judge also noted that at least one of the patent mentioned in the action was likely to be revoked at trial.

The two products, Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone and its revised "10.1N" version of the Galaxy Tab (redesigned by Samsung to escape the original injunction on sales Apple won last September) will be available for sale in Germany while the case against them continues.

As for the Galaxy Nexus, Apple argued for an injunction on sales based on a "patent granted last year protecting some technology related to touch screens."

The report noted that Presiding Judge Andreas Mueller said in his ruling that “Samsung has show [sic] that it is more likely than not that the patent will be revoked because of technology that was already on the market before the intellectual property had been filed for protection.”

As for the 10.1N tablet, the Munich Regional Court did not extend the injunction on sales of the modified model of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. However, the Court will review a separate case Apple brought against the modified 10.1N on February 9.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, February 2, 2012. 15:03

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