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.