Samsung's penned a blog post following a German court's preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, preventing sales in most of the European Union. The preliminary injunction was filed Tuesday as part of Apple's campaign against anything that looks remotely like an iPad claim that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 violated a design patent.

Samsung reminds us that an injunction is a temporary measure that halts sales while the full case is being heard, and that it plans to challenge the ruling in court. And that Galaxy Tab 10.1s that have already been distributed to retailers may be sold. (Here's hoping they stocked up.)

Says Samsung:

It should be noted that this order does not permanently prevent the sale of the GALAXY Tab 10.1 in Europe, but is a temporary measure imposed by the court until the patent claim is heard. Also, products already distributed to German retailers following the launch on August 5 are not affected by this injunction.

Samsung is preparing to challenge this preliminary order in the court in order to have the injunction lifted as soon as possible.

We will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure Samsung's innovative mobile communications devices remain are available to consumers in Europe and around the world.

This decision by the court in Germany in no way influences other legal proceedings filed with the courts in Europe and elsewhere.

Check out the full post at the link below.

Source: Samsung

There are 13 comments

6tr6tr says:

Someone needs to show the Judge this:

Johanna Blakely: Lessons from fashion's free culture (On Copyright/Patents)

erotavlas says:

YES! So true...thanks for that,it was most enlightening :-)

Immolate says:

The preliminary injunction does not forecast the outcome of the case, but as an injunction is an indicator that the judge believes the plaintiff has a case, it isn't a good sign. Did this come from the trail judge?

cosmiccheese says:

sad thing is apple is only doing this because it cant keep up with the android momentum.

6tr6tr says:

100% correct. These types of lawsuits cost a lot of money and take time. Apple wasn't doing anything about them when Android was 4% of the market, nor are they going after Winwos 7 devices or WebOS. But once Android became a larger part of the smartphone market than Apple, they knew to compete, they'd have to start using some of their many dubious patents that never should have been awarded.

pDoG says:

I doubt that's what it is. Do you know how much apple makes? They are just trying to get as much profit as they can get.

eric6052 says:

It's interesting that Apple sues Samsung and now Motorola for making Tablets that look like the ipad but not Palm/HP for the Touchpad. The Touchpad uses the Same screen size and ratio specifically to make it easier to port apps over. I'm guessing the vast pool of Palm/HP patents keep Apple from going after them.

schrack3000 says:

I liked this site better when it was about cell phone technology instead of lawsuits. I know they have to report on these stories, just saying...

Orion78 says:

Does apple even realize how much they are embarrassing themselves with these ridiculous actions? LOL

ScottColbert says:

Domination through litigation and the only one who wins is the lawyer.

Big Guy says:

Hey Phil, still think that the patent issue doesn't matter to regular users?

bllackkman says:

Apple is acting like a Byatch just some them your the best tablet maker damnn. they are try really trying sue everybody

twhitfor says:

I wish Apple would get a life and just compete with android without the law suits. If they would save the money on lawsuits and pass that savings onto the consumer they actually could compete with android. WHAT THE HELL EVER HAPPEN TO COMMON SENSE?