Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) won again. This time they won a partial ban on Samsung Galaxy products in the Netherlands.
According to Judge Peter Blok, the Galaxy devices utilizes certain versions of the Android operating system that infringe on the Apple patent for navigating images on a photo gallery. Interesting enough, just last year Samsung made a few changes on a couple of their smartphones to prevent their products from being removed but unfortunately, they still found a patent infringement.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (ADR) (LON:BC94) have been in a never-ending long battle and it doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon. The Cupertino-based tech giant wants to remove all competition for the iPhone 5 and iPad devices. Since Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (ADR) (LON:BC94) is the only company that's really providing the competition, they are the number one target.
Most of Apple's courtroom battles with Samsung have been successful except for the fairly recent case in England when the judge couldn't find Samsung's tablets infringements on Apple's iPad. The judge then said that the Samsung tablet wasn't as nearly as cool as the iPad and dropped the case. They also forced Apple to post a public apology on their Apple store UK website.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (ADR) (LON:BC94) has been fighting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) since last summer when a California court ordered the South Korean tech company to pay Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) $1.05 billion for infringement.
This recent loss for Samsung will force the company to pay 100,000 euros($129,000) every day they violate a ruling. And that's not all, the company also has to explain to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) how much of a profit they made from the sales they made from the Galaxy devices that infringe on Apple's patents. They are forced to disclose sale numbers starting from June 2011. Later on, the court will find out how much profits Samsung will pay Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).