Nope, Not Prior Art After All
Samsung is prohibited from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany. Minutes ago a Dusseldorf judge upheld the temporary ban, rejecting Samsung’s attempts to overturn it. In making the ruling, judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann said that to an informed consumer, the Galaxy Tab looks like Apple’s protected design. She added that, “The court is of the opinion that Apple’s minimalistic design isn’t the only technical solution to make a tablet computer, other designs are possible.” #
I’d like to think that, and you’ll excuse me if you’ve heard this before, that today’s ruling is an affirmation that the Galaxy range of products is not innovative and distinctive.
A great victory for true innovation.