In the Netherlands it is a good day for Apple and not such a good day for Samsung. According to IDG News Service, the Dutch court has ordered the sales ban of a few Samsung Galaxy devices. The reason? They are infringing a patent owned by Apple that can scroll through a photo gallery using a touchscreen.
The ban is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 2.2.1 and above that don’t use Samsung’s patented photo gallery software. Apparently Apple patented a scrolling feature that will roll past a zoomed-in image, thereby slightly revealing a portion of the next set of images. The scrolling feature is on Samsung’s current line of Galaxy devices.
They court is ordering Samsung to pay 100,000 euros or $129,000 per day to Apple if the patent infringement continues. No official statement from Apple yet, but a Samsung spokesperson says that the company is very disappointed with the ruling.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Apple, Technology News