Apple wins Dutch ban on some Samsung Galaxy devices
Washington: A Dutch court has reportedly banned several Samsung Galaxy devices, ruling that those products by the Korean mobile manufacturer infringed on an Apple patent.
Samsung was accused of violating an Apple patent relating to photo galleries, specifically the “bounce back” feature when scrolling through images.
The ban applies to phones running the Android operating system version 2.2.1 and later for Galaxy tablets and smartphones, Fox News reports.
According to the report, Samsung will now have to pay Apple a fine of 100,000 euros every day the company violates the ban and may have to pay the iPhone maker a portion of its profits from Galaxy products since June 27, 2011.
The latest ruling is part of the ongoing battle over who copied who, a world war that spans more than ten countries and there’s no end in sight, the report said.