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Samsung: Galaxy Android ban does not affect whole EU

Samsung does not believe a Dutch court's decision to ban sales of its Galaxy Android smartphones will affect sales of the devices to the rest of Europe, the company said on Wednesday.The court in The Hague said that Samsung's Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Ace handsets infringed on an Apple patent relating to photo management.

August 25, 2011 by

PS3 imports blocked in Europe over patent dispute

An ongoing patent dispute between Sony and LG over Blu-ray technology has resulted in a 10-day import ban of the popular gaming console, according to reports.The import ban — in addition to "tens of thousands of PS3s seized by customs officers last week in the Netherlands" — could mean that suppliers begin to run out of consoles in approximately two to three weeks, the Guardian said on Tuesday.

March 1, 2011 by

EU-wide patents 'move closer'

With the Community Patent gathering pace, one campaigner warns that the European Patent Litigation Agreement could open the door to a 'flood of software patent lawsuits in Europe'

May 5, 2006 by

More on software patents

Software patents are still in the news. The European patent directive continues to lumber forward, despite overwhelming opposition from groups on all corners -- excepting the big software companies that will win big if sofware patents become law in Europe as well as the U.

June 22, 2005 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Tuesday 22/2/2005Trying to keep track of the slurry of outrage, double-dealing and antagonism over software patents is turning into a full time job. So far this week, there's been more confusion in Europe and a shock patent attack on stock market systems -- and it's only Tuesday.

February 25, 2005 by

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