Samsung pulls tablet PC from trade show amid row

Samsung vowed to defend its presence in the European market
A man in front of an advertisement for Samsung Electronics' new tablet computer, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, in Seoul. The company said Monday it has withdrawn its new Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet computer from a major electronics fair in Berlin after a German court accepted a complaint from US rival Apple.

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it has withdrawn its new tablet computer from a major electronics fair in Berlin after a German court accepted a complaint from US rival Apple.

Samsung Sunday removed its Galaxy Tab 7.7 inch from the annual IFA show following an order Friday from a district court in Duesseldorf banning sales and marketing, a company spokesman told AFP.

"Samsung respects the court's decision... and therefore decided not to display any more the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in the IFA," the company said in a statement.

Samsung however vowed to take "all available measures, including legal options" to defend its presence in the European market, saying the court ruling "severely limits consumer choice in Germany".

Friday's move by the Duesseldorf court follows an interim ban in late August on German sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. That ban remains in force until the court makes its final ruling on Friday.

Samsung -- the world's second-biggest -- is embroiled in a series of patent lawsuits with Apple over designs and technologies in their smartphone and tablet computers.

Apple, in complaints filed to courts in several countries, requested a ban on the selling and marketing of Samsung smartphones and tablet PCs, which it said had "slavishly" copied Apple's market-leading iPhone and .

Samsung has launched counter-suits, claiming Apple infringed its wireless technologies.


Explore further

German court partially lifts ban on Samsung tablet sales

(c) 2011 AFP

Citation: Samsung pulls tablet PC from trade show amid row (2011, September 5) retrieved 25 May 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-samsung-tablet-pc-row.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
0 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Sep 05, 2011
I'm getting sick of the patent wars, when it starts to limit what I can buy it's time the courts refused to play this ridiculous game any more.

Seriously get on with your next innovation instead of trying to stop others catching up to you.

Sep 05, 2011
I'm getting sick of the patent wars, when it starts to limit what I can buy it's time the courts refused to play this ridiculous game any more.

Seriously get on with your next innovation instead of trying to stop others catching up to you.

Yes,it seems to me to be a way of bullying competitors just to maintain market share.Besides,I am considering buying the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ,as I don't want to be another minion of Apple.

Sep 05, 2011
Seriously the apple ipad and iphone did nothing special. all they did was make a phone and tablet with a smoother look due to using the most powerful processors.

Sep 05, 2011
Seriously the apple ipad and iphone did nothing special. all they did was make a phone and tablet with a smoother look due to using the most powerful processors.

Well,give the devil his due.Apple did invent the tablet market,and produced a device that millions want to buy.

Sep 05, 2011
Seriously the apple ipad and iphone did nothing special. all they did was make a phone and tablet with a smoother look due to using the most powerful processors.

Well,give the devil his due.Apple did invent the tablet market,and produced a device that millions want to buy.

Apple invented the consumer tablet market. The tablet market already existed.

As far as apple goes, they are the new evil empire that people thought MS were in the 90's - but Apple is getting away with much worse things.

Sep 05, 2011
MS is still the evil empire,trying to crush competing browsers like Firefox,which I love.Not sure what you mean in your first sentence.The tablet market took off with the iPad,which like it or not,is the gold standard of tablets.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more