Apple and Samsung have long been engaged in a violent and long legal battle over patents. A German court on 10 August, forbade the sale of the tablet Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe, and then reverse its decision a week later for a few details emerged. The new hearing is scheduled today. If judged in Belgium Wednesday, Apple, a leader in the smartphone market with the iPhone, Samsung accused of violating three of its patents.
The court held, in a preliminary hearing, which is recognized the violation of a patent for smartphones S Galaxy, Galaxy and S II Ace. The injunction applies to the Netherlands and some European countries, in which the patent in question is registered. The ban will take effect only after that Samsung has received an official notification, that is, between seven weeks and one day, next October 13. This is a preliminary decision without affecting the main process. The injunction can not be disputed.
Recall that Samsung has recently unveiled four new smartphones in the Galaxy range, including economic models for emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. The Korean group is now Apple’s main competitor in the market of smartphones and tablets.