Netherlands judge sides with Apple, rules that Galaxy S, S II, Ace violates Apple patents, bans sales

Things are about to get tough for Samsung in the Netherlands. A judge in The Hague has issued a ruling in Apple’s patent infringement case against Samsung. The judge has prohibited “the marketing of Samsung smartphones Galaxy S, SII, and Ace for violation of Apple Inc. EP 2,058,868”. The judge also ruled to ban the trading of the Galaxy S, S II, and Ace. The ban should begin on October 13, according to court papers and Engadget.

In addition to prohibiting the marketing and sale of the above Samsung devices in the Netherlands, the judge also found that Samsung is also in violation of the following Apple patents with its Galaxy 10.1 and 10.1v Honeycomb tablets:

  • Patent 2,058,868 – which deals with “method of scrolling”
  • Patent 2,098,948 – for “recording a flag in connection with multiple screen taps”
  • Patent 1,964,022 – which relates to dragging a slider to unlock the phone

At the moment, it is not clear if sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 10.1v will be banned as well.

Source: Rechtspraak (translated), Ruling (Dutch PDF) via Engadget

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