UPDATE: 9 out of 10 patent claims were rejected by the Dutch court. Samsung might be able to sell the infringed devices after all.
The Dutch court that was supposed to give out a decision by September 15 on the Samsung-Apple case has given out their verdict early. According to the decision, Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace have been issued a EU-wide preliminary injunction, which means Samsung won’t be able to sell these smartphones in Europe.
The judge ruled Samsung’s products infringed Apple patent related to browsing gallery but seemed unconvinced for patents related to unlocking pattern and recording a “flag” in connection with multiple screen taps.
The ban will be effective from October 13.