The Supreme Court of Netherlands has ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not infringe on the design of the iPad.
Here’s a Google translation of the ruling announcement:
Samsung has the right model Apple did not infringe on her tablet computer. That the Supreme Court ruled today. Apple has a European design right on a tablet, known as iPad. Samsung has its own tablet on the European market: the Galaxy Tab v10.1. According to Apple, Samsung is infringing its design rights. Apple is punishable in some countries of the EU started an infringement procedure against Samsung. In the Netherlands court and court rejected the claim of Apple. The Supreme Court today dismissed the appeal against targeted.
According to the court, the Apple model limited its own character, because the elements of which it is constructed, all present in products previously marketed by others. Therefore, it also has only a limited scope of protection. The tablets from Samsung differences parts thereof so that it stands out without the informed user. That’s why the Samsung tablets do not infringe the design right from Apple. The Supreme Court has agreed.
The full ruling can be downloaded from here.