“The Rechtbank’s-Gravenhage (a Dutch court in the city of The Hague) today issued a formally Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones — but not the Galaxy tablets — at Apple’s request,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “The decision follows a hearing held on August 10 and 11, 2011.”

“According to a statement quoted by the BBC, Samsung appears to be determined to modify its software in order to steer clear of the infringement identified by the court [EP 2059868 - which outlines an interface for viewing and navigating photographs on a touchscreen phone],” Mueller reports. “The decision will take effect in seven weeks, i.e., mid October. That is consistent with what the judge said at the hearing, and that date didn’t change even though the decision was handed ahead of time. The court apparently has the expectation that Samsung should be able to modify its software in the meantime in order to steer clear of infringement.”

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