Dutch Court Prohibits Sale of Select Samsung Items

In a recent legal development reported by Computer World, a Dutch court has issued a sales prohibition on certain Samsung Galaxy devices that allegedly violate an Apple patent. This patent pertains to a technology used for navigating through a photo gallery on touchscreen devices.

The injunction specifically targets Galaxy devices operating on Android 2.2.1 that do not incorporate Samsung’s proprietary photo gallery application.

Despite Samsung’s assertion that all its devices in the Dutch market feature its own photo gallery software, the company was unable to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the court. Consequently, The Hague Court has imposed the ban and set a penalty of 100,000 Euros (approximately US$129,000) per day for continued infringement.

Samsung’s spokesperson expressed disappointment over the court’s decision, while Apple has yet to make a statement regarding the outcome.

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