Samsung Wants Apple iPhone, iPad Banned in Netherlands
This is getting a little ridiculous. The patent battle between Apple and
Samsung expanded again today with Samsung filing suit beside Apple in the
Samsung filed suit in The Hague, demanding that iPhones and iPads that
use 3G technology be barred in the Netherlands. The court will speak to
the case, which covers four patents, on Monday,
In August, the Rechtbank’s Gravenhage, a court in The Hague, imposed a
ban on Samsung Galaxy smart phones but not the tablets, at the request of
Apple. The ban will take effect in mid October.
The patent dispute flanked by Apple and Samsung began in April, when
Apple sued Samsung for copying the look and feel of its iPhone and iPad
in its flagship Galaxy S line of devices; a suit that was later extended
to include 13 more products, including the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Nexus S 4G,
and the Droid Charge.
The battle has now prolonged to almost two dozen countries; most
recently, Samsung sued Apple in France, and the Korean company is
reportedly preparing to sue Apple for infringing wireless patents in the
iPhone 5, even although it hasn’t been officially released.
Thus far, Apple has been winning in getting the Galaxy Tab 10.1
provisionally banned in Germany. Samsung also agreed to delay the free of
the tablet in Australia, though Samsung recently filed a countersuit.
For more, see Every Place Samsung and Apple Are Suing Each Other
Earlier this month, meanwhile, Apple won a fight over who has the
thinnest Smartphone. The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
found that Apple’s claims of having the world’s thinnest smartphone with
its iPhone 4 is indeed accurate, despite Samsung’s protests.
All this comes as Samsung releases its Galaxy S II Smartphone in the