Samsung Galaxy Phones Face Temporary Sales Ban

Samsung has been temporarily banned from selling its Galaxy series smartphones in Europe following a long-running battle with Apple.
The company filed a claim for patent infringement relating to the way photos are displayed on Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace mobiles .
Following a hearing which took place on August 10/11, a Dutch court yesterday ruled in favour of Apple and said from mid-October Samsung will not be able to sell the smartphones in countries in which the Apple patent is valid from. This includes the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Finland.
However the court dismissed all other patent infringement claims filed by Apple against the Korean electronics giant.
In a statement, Samsung said: “Today’s ruling is an affirmation that the Galaxy range of products is innovative and distinctive.”
“With regard to the single infringement cited in the ruling, we will take all possible measures including legal action to ensure that there is no disruption in the availability of our Galaxy smartphones to Dutch consumers.”