Samsung Galaxy Tablets Cleared of Copying iPad by Dutch Court

In recent legal battles across Europe, Apple has struggled to establish that Samsung’s devices infringe on its design patents.

Notably, a significant legal defeat occurred in the UK where Apple was compelled to declare on its website that Samsung did not copy the iPad’s design, following a lawsuit concerning the Galaxy Tab.

Further setbacks for Apple occurred in the Netherlands, where it was determined that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets, including the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Galaxy Tab 7.7, did not violate Apple’s design patents.

A report from AllThingsD highlights the court’s decision, noting that despite similarities in the basic shape, the overall aesthetics of Samsung’s tablets are sufficiently distinct from the iPad.

“On Wednesday, a district court in the Hague ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 don’t infringe Apple’s registered design for the iPad.

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