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Samsung’s tablets may be banned in Germany

German judge says company’s computers might infringe on Apple’s IP rights

At a hearing yesterday in Dusseldorf, a judge said that Samsung Electronics could be banned from selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computers in Germany because their design may infringe on Apple’s intellectual property rights for the iPad.

“There are a lot of alternative ways to design a tablet device, as the market amply shows,” the judge said. “We think Apple’s E.U. design rights grant a medium range of protection, if not a broad one.”

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