According to Foss Patents and numerous other sources, Apple has won a preliminary injuction against Samsung in their ongoing, worldwide intellectual property and patents battle, with Apple decalring one thing, for almost every new Samsung product released within the last few months: A copied or stolen design, technology, or “feel” that Apple has patented (in this case it’s a design patent in Germany for the iPad). This time it’s the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Apple has won an injuction to ban the sale of all Galaxy Tab 10.1s in the European Union, sans the Netherlands, where additional legal proceedings would need to be initiated to achieve the same result. Already in Germany, Apple’s immediate injunction now has the right to stop sales of the Tab 10.1 (and if Samsung disobeys, a fine of $350,000 per offence would be enforced) and until Samsung appeals (which is extremely likely), then the Tab 10.1 has no place in Germany. In fact, in order for Apple to secure the ban in every EU nation, then they will still have to follow through with extra paperwork.
Whatever they have to do at the moment though, it’s still a massive blow to Samsung. Via: Foss Patents