Samsung loses another Apple legal case – Galaxy S, S II and Ace to be pulled from EU

The crazy situation between Apple and Samsung continues to spiral out of all control, with a new court ruling today declaring that Samsung must pull several of its Galaxy-class Android phones from sale in Europe from October.

The latest case revolves around design patents, with a judge in The Hague ruling that the Galaxy S, S II and Ace infringe upon Apple’s patents for scrolling, taps and the workings of the unlock screen.

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Wipe that smile off your face, Daisy. This one’s very serious. Obviously we’ve been here before with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 EU ban then the subsequent prompt reinstatement, so don’t go panic-buying Galaxy S II stock just yet. It may all blow over.

Link via Engadget and de Rechtspraak.

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  1. If only the money being tied up in lawsuits was spent on providing customers better equipment and more choice. sigh….

  2. Good job Apple doesn’t have a patent for those ‘lovely’ blue t-shirts.

    No one would ever be able to wear/buy/make one without paying the license fee.

    They are greedy, rich, money grabbing monkey whores, and I say that from the bottom of my heart.

  3. Andy

     /  August 24, 2011

    Yet again apple and iJobs confirm themselves to be the self absorbed megalomaniacs they really are.

    Regarding the unlock screen thing, simple solution: icon / slider / bar-ess “pinch anywhere” gesture would do the trick.

  4. Roger

     /  August 24, 2011

    I imagine that even Apple fans are getting fed up with Apple’s attempt grub even more money than the obscene amount they have already!

    • definale

       /  August 24, 2011

      yep i think they are – i was just surfing for news about the photo doctoring thing apple did and stumbled across the news on the comments on it looked pretty fed up with it generally.

  5. bod

     /  August 24, 2011

    Actually, Apple mostly lost this one. It’s a pretty good result for Samsung. The unlock screen and copying the general look and feel stuff got thrown out. The only thing left was the precise manner in which you swish between two images, which Honeycomb does differently (possibly standard Android does it differently from Samsung’s Touchwiz too, not sure about that.)

  6. Apple is acting like a spoilt child, they don’t like the competition and so they resort to suing anyone who brings out a superior product. This is not good for consumers and is anti-competitive.
    Screw Apple. Seriously.

  7. Roger

     /  August 24, 2011

    The whole affair does little to cause you to have very much respect for European Law Courts who seem to be aiding and abeting Apple in the lunacy!

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