Tablet computers: Samsung wins round against Apple
Tablet computers from Samsung had been banned in Germany because they were too much like Apple's iPad 2. But a German court has OK'd sales of new Samsung tablet computers – the Galaxy Tab 10.1N – despite Apple's objection.
BERLIN — A German court has rejected a bid by Apple to block sales of a new tablet computer from rival Samsung — the latest round in a battle between the two companies.
An appeals court in Duesseldorf last month ruled Samsung couldn't sell the computer's predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, in Germany because it too closely resembled Apple's iPad2.
Thursday's ruling said Samsung had changed the design to the extent that the new model did not breach Apple's rights or German competition laws.