Apple Wins Patent Suit Against Samsung in The Netherlands

Apple has yet again defeated Samsung in a patent suit related to bounce-back scrolling in Samsung’s Android handsets. A court in the Netherlands recently handed Apple the victory but, unlike in other areas, the court didn’t issue an injunction against Samsung’s tablets and smartphones.

Instead, it took a more level-headed approach by allowing Samsung eight weeks to update the smartphones and tablets accused of infringement. The suit applies to devices running earlier versions of Android, including Froyo and Gingerbread – as Engadget notes, anything newer uses blue hues to signify to the user that he or she has reached the end of a page or list (instead of a bounce back scroll effect).

Samsung has to move quickly, however. It will face a fine of $100,000 for each day that it doesn’t update the devices past that 8-week deadline.

[via Engadget]


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...