In patent disputes, obviously, there are winners and losers.
For those keeping count in Germany, score another win for Apple. On Jan. 31st, the Higher Regional Court in Dusseldorf ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 violates a German anti-competition statute. Previously, the ruling was based on patent infringement but in response to Samsung’s latest appeal on anti-competitive factors, the ruling was revised with a similar result.
Additionally, the court ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 also violates the German law.
But all is not lost in Germany for the electronics giant. The Galaxy Tab 10.1N is still being sold, as Samsung’s modifications were acceptable to Apple and the courts.