Amsterdam - A Dutch court has again ruled against Apple in a suit
against South Korea's Samsung Electronics, saying that Galaxy tablet
computers don't infringe an Apple patent on touch screen interfaces.
Dutch case is one of many Apple is pursuing against Samsung in their
reciprocal patent war. If Apple had been successful in the Netherlands,
it could have disrupted Samsung's ability to distribute in Europe
through the port of Rotterdam.
Apple lost a request for a provisional ruling in August 2011, and an appeal in January.
The Hague District Court's ruling published on Thursday is a full-fledged civil suit on the same point.
British and German courts, the Dutch court found that the touch screen
interface Samsung's Galaxy tabs use does not violate Apple's patents.