Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban lifted temporarily

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Ban on device comes after questions are raised whether original court ruling in Germany can be enforced across Europe

The European ban on the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been temporarily lifted after questions were raised over the legitimacy of the original ruling by a German court.

The court will now investigate whether or not it has the authority to instigate this ruling across the EU.

The ban on sales of the tablet was originally laid down by a court in Dusseldorf after Apple accused Samsung of copying the design and functionality of its iPhone and iPad products.

Apple alleges that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes 10 separate patent areas such as data transmission and wireless technology.

Apple has also been accused of misrepresenting the Galaxy Tab’s similarity to its iPad device by “squashing” the picture of the former in order to make it thinner than it actual is.

The ban is still in place in Germany and the launch of the device has also been put back in Australia due to the on going patent arguments.

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