Dutch court bans sale of some Samsung products

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According to an IDG news service report published by Computer World, a Dutch court has banned the sales of Samsung Galaxy products that infringe on an Apple patent. The patent in this case describes a method for scrolling through a photo gallery on a touchscreen device. The ban applies to Galaxy phones or tablets that run Android 2.2.1 and don't use Samsung's own photo gallery software.

Samsung claims all its products in the Netherlands use the company's proprietary photo gallery software, but failed to provide the judges with evidence to support this claim. The Court of The Hague granted the ban and will fine Samsung 100,000 Euros (US$129,000) daily if it continues to infringe on Apple's patent. According to IDG, Samsung PR said the company was disappointed with the ruling, while Apple did not respond when asked about this decision.

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