I previously reported on a preliminary injunction granted by a Dutch court today against the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones. In its official reaction, Samsung underscored that most of Apple's infringement allegations failed at this stage. Let me add -- just to be precise here -- that after the preliminary injunction there will still be a full-blown main proceeding in that case, and even if the judge wasn't convinced of certain patents being valid and infringed ahead of today's decision, it's still possible that Apple successfully enforces those patents in the main proceeding, just like it's also possible for Samsung to defeat the photo gallery patent in the main proceeding.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
FOSS #Patents: Dutch judge considers #Apple's slide-to-unlock patent trivial and likely invalid: