Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents, “Here’s a very interesting news item that is hidden deep inside Apple’s complaint against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that led to an EU-wide preliminary injunction: Prior to or simultaneously with the motion for a preliminary injunction against Samsung, Apple also filed a complaint with the same court over the design of the Motorola Xoom tablet. Here’s a passage from the Samsung complaint that mentions two other lawsuits Apple instigated against iPad competitors — Motorola and a local German company named JAY-tech.”
“That passage says that Apple filed with the same court (district court of Düsseldorf) a complaint over the design of the Motorola Xoom, but it doesn’t state whether that complaint included a request for a preliminary injunction,” Mueller reports. “While it’s not stated explicitly, I suppose that the complaint against Motorola also asks the court for an EU-wide injunction — but perhaps just for a permanent injunction without a previous preliminary one.”
Mueller reports, “The other company that Apple sued in Germany, JAY-tech, was served a preliminary injunction, and according to Apple’s representations, it was upheld by the court “in its entirety” even after a hearing. The complaint doesn’t say on which operating system JAY-tech’s banned tablet was going to run, but Android would be by far and away the most likely option.”
Much more in the full article here.
How Apple blocked Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from sale in Europe – August 9, 2011
Apple wins court order blocking Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from sale in Europe – August 9, 2011