Court: Samsung can't sell tablet in Germany

September 9, 2011 - 4:35 AM

BERLIN (AP) — A German court rules that Samsung Electronics's Galaxy Tab cannot be sold in Germany because it violated patents of rival Apple's iPad2.

A Duesseldorf state court said Friday it would not allow Samsung, based in Seoul, South Korea, to market its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany because it too closely resembles the iPad2.

Already in August, the court had ruled in favor of Apple, based in Cupertino, California, forcing Samsung to withdraw its tablet from the market.

Samsung challenged the ban.

The companies are involved in a series of legal disputes in countries around the world over allegations that each copies the other's technology.

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BERLIN (AP) — A German court is to decide whether Samsung Electronics can sell versions of its Galaxy Tab tablet computer in the country, after Apple sued the company over patent violations.

A Duesseldorf state court is to rule on Friday whether the Galaxy Tab 10 copies Apple's iPad2.

Samsung Electronics was banned from marketing its tablet in Germany and was forced over the weekend to withdraw it from a Berlin trade fair.

The two companies are involved in a series of legal disputes in countries around the world over allegations that each copies the others' technology.