Apple v. Samsung

In patent case, sales of Korean company's gadgets are barred in European hub

A Dutch court barred units of Samsung Electronics Co. from selling several smartphone models in much of Europe, marking a victory for Apple Inc. as it engages in global litigation to protect its iPhone and other mobile devices.

The preliminary ruling prohibits three Dutch units of the South Korean company from selling the Galaxy S, S II and Ace smartphones because of the way they scroll photos and other information across screens. The method was deemed to be too similar to the way Apple's popular smartphone handles similar tasks.

(Published by WSJ - August 25, 2011)

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