This is a huge blow for Samsung. The German District Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, which basically bars Samsung to sell their latest tablet in the European region except Netherlands. The injunction was awarded to Apple after the court found Samsung to infringe on Apple’s patent related to iPad.
Additionally, the court has ordered Samsung to pay up to 250,000 euros in fine for each violation and possibility of Samsung management being imprisoned for continued violations.
The injunction is effective immediately but I’m certain Samsung will appeal against the decision considering its the biggest market at stake.
[Via Sammy Hub]