In a confirmation, given to the German news agency, dpa, a spokesperson from Düsseldorf Regional Court stated that Cupertino-based, Apple has acquired two design lawsuits pertaining to smartphone-related designs in Germany, which it plans to use against Samsung. The two design lawsuits put together have brought almost 15 Samsung products under the purview of the ban. The first design lawsuit targets Samsung's popular Galaxy S II smartphone, among 9 others, while the second design lawsuit targets 5 tablet computers of the South Korean company; taking the total number to a worrying 15. The hearings for both these cases will begin in late August and late September, this year, respectively, confirmed the German news agency.
Amidst ban fears
Both Apple and Samsung have been at loggerheads over a host of infringed patents, which each of them claim to have been attacked on by the other. Needless to add, if the court's convinced of Apple's design patents and the proposed ban comes through, Samsung will have a tough time, since the market in question is Germany.
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Publish date: January 18, 2012 11:01 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:23 pm
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