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Samsung's Galaxy devices banned in Netherlands

|December 5 2012 |Samsung

One more battle ground prepared and the war has started between Apple and Samsung. This time the venue is Netherlands. Samsung Galaxy devices have been banned there.


It is revealed by IDG News Service that Samsung had infringed upon Apple's patent, which allows scrolling through a photo gallery using a touch screen.

Dutch court has passed an order Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets will be banned in Netherlands. Samsung need to remove it from sale and pay damages to Apple for unlawful use of patented technology. The fine amount is $129,000 each day if Samsung continues selling the devices henceforth.

To be more specific, the ban is only on those Galaxy devices that runs on Android 2.2.1 operating system and above and goes without the patented photo gallery software of Samsung itself.

Apple is also trying to put on ban Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Tab 2 in several other countries.

Last year Apple blamed Samsung for infringement upon the "bounce back" aspect of photo gallery interface on Apple devices while scrolling through images on touchscreen. Samsung since then replaced that with a blue flash that could be seen on the edges of images. However, Samsung denies any such allegations.

Samsung was ordered by the Dutch court to disclose its net profit to Apple that it made upon sales through the infringed Galaxy devices since June 27, 2011.

A Samsung spokesperson remarked that the company was very perturbed with the ruling passed. Apple is yet to remark officially on the latest development to the ongoing fiasco.

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