Apple-Samsung Ruling Spotlights EU Design Patent Rift

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A U.K. appeals court ruled Thursday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet does not infringe an Apple Inc. design patent and said the decision should be binding throughout the European Union, but conflicting rulings in other EU countries could mean the dispute will land in Europe's highest court.

A three-judge panel of the England and Wales Court of Appeal affirmed a July ruling by a British judge who concluded that Samsung's tablet does not infringe in part because it is "not as cool"...
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