Samsung Halts Galaxy Tablet Promotion in Germany After Apple Wins Injunction
Samsung Electronics said Sunday it has pulled its latest Galaxy tablet from the IFA trade show in Berlin, after a German court approved an Apple-requested injunction — the latest move in a wide-reaching patent dispute between the two firms.
The South Korean electronics maker unveiled the Galaxy Tab 7.7 touchscreen tablet at the tech show, which began its six-day run on Friday, but said it would no longer promote the product to show it respected the court’s decision, the Yonhap news agency reported.
The move came after a German court approved Apple’s request to ban sales and marketing of the product in the country, claiming the device breaches patents related to Apple’s iPad.
“Samsung respects the court’s decision,” a company spokesman said, adding the move “severely limits consumer choice in Germany.”