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Galaxy Tab 7.7 Pulled from IFA Following Apple Injunction

By - Source: FOSS Patents | B 42 comments

Samsung's belle of the ball didn't make it past day two.

Samsung proudly unveiled its new Galaxy Tab 7.7 last week at IFA, however, it seems the slate has already become the latest victim in Apple and Samsung's ongoing legal dispute. FOSS Patents reports that on Saturday, the second day of the show, Samsung removed all Galaxy Tab samples, including the new 7.7-inch version, and all promotional material from its booth at IFA. Samsung also removed the Galaxy Tab 7.7-inch from its German website.

It soon emerged that the drastic move was in response to a ruling from a German court. Bloomberg reports that a Dusseldorf court on Friday granted Apple’s request to ban sales and marketing of the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Apple already has an injunction in place to prevent Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. It appears that Samsung had hoped to skirt around this issue at IFA by unveiling the Galaxy Tab 7.7 with a 'NOT FOR SALE IN GERMANY' sticker on the device. Sadly, this was not enough to stop Apple seeking an injunction.

Apple and Samsung have been caught up in litigation regarding patent infringement. Apple alleges that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S line of smartphones are infringing upon patents owned by Apple. Apple has successfully obtained injunctions to block the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany and several of the Galaxy S smartphones in many countries across Europe. Samsung and Apple are currently awaiting a hearing to see if the Galaxy Tab can be sold in Australia.

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    The Greater Good , September 7, 2011 2:48 AM
    With each passing week, I am growing to hate Apple more and more. I don't like to hate, but Apple makes it impossible not to hate them.
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    silver565 , September 7, 2011 2:49 AM
    What is apple's argument?

    It seems to me that they're trying to patent the idea of a tablet.
    Perhaps the Samsung tablet was a real contender? Apple... are you worried?
  • 21 Hide
    fyend , September 7, 2011 3:22 AM
    The more you tighten your grip Apple the more customers will slip through your fingers.
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  • 31 Hide
    The Greater Good , September 7, 2011 2:48 AM
    With each passing week, I am growing to hate Apple more and more. I don't like to hate, but Apple makes it impossible not to hate them.
  • 24 Hide
    silver565 , September 7, 2011 2:49 AM
    What is apple's argument?

    It seems to me that they're trying to patent the idea of a tablet.
    Perhaps the Samsung tablet was a real contender? Apple... are you worried?
  • 14 Hide
    the_krasno , September 7, 2011 3:22 AM
    I want to buy a Zune now, just to spite Apple.
  • 21 Hide
    fyend , September 7, 2011 3:22 AM
    The more you tighten your grip Apple the more customers will slip through your fingers.
  • 12 Hide
    amk-aka-Phantom , September 7, 2011 3:33 AM
    Lol, it's despicable how they can use loopholes in laws to kill off the competition in the West. Something like that wouldn't happen in Asia, ever... people here just have a different mindset. Competition giving trouble? Make a better product!

    You noticed that Apple isn't going after other tablet makers, right? Why? Because Samsung is a threat. The rest are pushovers. Except for the Asus Transformer... but it's too different for them to mess around with it.
  • 5 Hide
    _Pez_ , September 7, 2011 3:36 AM
    And what is samsung doing already to figt back this dirty apple bussines?
  • 12 Hide
    klavis , September 7, 2011 3:38 AM
    Could someone actually list the patents which are supposedly being breached so we can make an accurate judgment as to how idiotic they are or not. It would be a nice addition to any articles written about this subject in the future.
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    PandaMarius , September 7, 2011 3:44 AM
    What is the basis for removing, by law, a product that is direct competition to your product? How can that even be legal?

    Man, I have always said this, and I'll keep saying it; Fuck Apple.
  • 17 Hide
    drwho1 , September 7, 2011 3:46 AM
    I have never and will never buy anything from Apple.
  • 3 Hide
    nieur , September 7, 2011 4:04 AM
    i hate apple i hate apple
    Apple just doesn't want competition to them.Competition is always good for costumers
    In my country i can assure you apple will never find ground
    i have never bought anything from apple and will never buy anything from apple and also convince others to do so
    again i hate apple
  • 6 Hide
    skyjogger , September 7, 2011 4:38 AM
    @networck
    its all well and good to say that, but when have apple been innovative?
    all their products are something that have been done before
    they just get a product that some one else makes and make them shiny and tell people that they invented everything and that every one else just copies them
  • 5 Hide
    Parsian , September 7, 2011 4:42 AM
    Frak Apple
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    zblade , September 7, 2011 4:54 AM
    @networck.
    What has apple done that is inovative? From what I can see, all apple has done is grab ideas (some people will say "stole") from multiple products and wack it into 1 device. iPhone and iPad, I can easily tell you tablets and phones that were out years and years before these 2 items were even in the R&D stage.

    You know what, we should really end this argument about innovation. I want any apple fanboi or anyone in that matter, to mention something that apple has done/release that is unique to apple, something that has never been done before. Because I am yet to think of one. You can call me uneducated if you wish, but why don't you just simply educate me?
  • 5 Hide
    dauntekong , September 7, 2011 4:55 AM
    Look! We have an Asian hater here. "Just remember who's manufacturing Apple hardware (Asian) and nowhere on the unit itself says "Made in USA"
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    zblade , September 7, 2011 4:55 AM
    lol, looks like skyjogger beat me to the punch. But I still want someone to prove me wrong.
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    kryzzay , September 7, 2011 5:05 AM
    I hate Apple. I told my family don't buy anything Apple. I told my friends what Apple are like and what they're doing. They hate Apple too now. They're telling their friends the same thing, and before you know it, Apple will be one massively hated company (if they aren't already) and in turn this will lead to fall of them. The most powerful marketing tool is word of mouth and nobody has anything nice to say to you, CRAPPLE!
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    dauntekong , September 7, 2011 5:14 AM
    Apple people are very VERY whats that word... "Stereotype" yes..... If you own a PC or anything non-apple, you'll get chewed by them. "Apple is better than PC and... " bla bla bla, you get the picture.
    Do a study by walking into an Apple store with, lets say an Asus or Sony high end PC... watch how they react to you...

    Oh and by the way, "I'm a PC" =P
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    callen_1 , September 7, 2011 5:43 AM
    Hey networck, this may interest you -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU
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    _Cubase_ , September 7, 2011 6:43 AM
    networckyou guys are such dumbf***s uneducated... illiterate d**cks who don't know jack about business, patents or copyright and infringements, probably that's why you are unemployed and losers.When has Samsung or any of this cheap Asian manufacturers ever produced anything innovative? oh yes only when a company like Apple does something then these cheap Asian M**F**ers go about copying and pirating and INFRINGING on patents..Be Innovative.. dont copy and mass produce and expect no body can get your ass.. shove these Asian companies down the drain.. yeah throttle them.. lol.. they deserve it bloody pirates and copycats.


    Steve, please calm down. I know you have a lot more free time now... but seriously? Chill man!
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