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Old 26th July 2012, 07:21   #1
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Default Germans ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for the whole EU

A German court has decided that it has the power to extend its country's ban on the whole of the EU.

This is despite the fact that some countries do not believe that Samsung "slavishly copied" the iPad and see it all as a trick so that Apple does not have to compete with a rival.

What is odd about the German ruling is that it is for the 7.7-inch tablet. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that a 7.7 inch slate was dead in the water and Jobs' Mob would only release one over his dead body. So strangely Samsung has been walloped for producing a tablet which Apple not only admitted it did not make, but was never going to do so.

Samsung has issued a statement to Cnet, which said that it was "disappointed with the court's ruling" and that it "will continue...to protect its intellectual property rights and defend against Apple's claims to ensure our products remain available to consumers throughout the European Union".

In actual fact Samsung will probably not lose much sleep over the 7.7 being pulled from sale. It was not doing that well as it was pretty expensive. Its market was being killed off by Samsung's more affordable Tab 2 7.0 and Google's Nexus 7 was almost certain to finish it off.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1N, which was specially designed to avoid the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been cleared for sale.

Samsung won its case in the UK, which decided that its Galaxy Tab slates, which includes the Tab 7.7, Tab 8.9 and Tab 10.1, did not copy Apple's iPad. But if the Germans can declare their ruling applies to the whole of the EU then that is moot. We would have thought that the British ruling could equally apply to the whole of the EU too.

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