Foss Patents has recently explained that Apple was seeking that “Samsung be enjoined from “using, in particular, manufacturing, offering (including advertising), introducing into the market, importing, exporting and/or possessing for the said purposes”” the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (the one on the right below - the iPad is on the left) on the basis that it infringes the Apple’s iPad-related Community Design (No. 000181607-0001 (one of the pictures from which is reproduced above) with a priority date of 17/03/2004).
The case came before the Landgericht (district court) of Düsseldorf earlier in the week, which granted the preliminary injunction. This barred, with immediate effect, all distribution of the product in the European Union (except for the Netherlands, where a separate action is underway). Samsung is expected to appeal the decision. The Kats will bring you more news as they get it.