Dutch court upholds Apple sales ban on Samsung Galaxy phones

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple and Google may have declared a truce but the patent war with Samsung still rages across the Atlantic as an ongoing patent battle in the Dutch appeals court has upheld Apple’s plea for an injunction against sales of older Samsung Galaxy phones.

On Tuesday morning the court ruled that sales of the Galaxy SII and Galaxy Ace will continue to be banned in the Netherlands, according to Re/code, but the injunction could extended to other Samsung devices if they’re found to infringe on Apple’s European patent.

Last week Apple and Google announced that they were dropping the 20 legal actions between Apple and Motorola and will work on patent law reform in certain areas together.

Apple and Samsung were in talks to end their legal disputes as well, but talks fell through with news coming this morning claiming Samsung lawyer’s repeatedly referred to the protracted lawsuit as “Apple’s Vietnam” and called the company “jihadist,” which only served to royally piss-off Apple’s legal team.

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