Apple, which has been pretty successful in blocking Samsung phone sales in the Dutch region, has a new wrinkle to contend with: Samsung has been making slight modifications to the devices, which effectively remove the patents that Apple says the company has violated. This workaround means Samsung is now free to sell its phones without running into the roadblock of Apple’s patent-infringement accusations. The company could potentially do the same for its tablets.
The two companies have also been also embroiled in a global smack-down in the tablet market. German and Australian courts have ruled that Galaxy Tabs cannot be sold in those countries. Samsung, in turn, has filed a slew of patent infringement suits against Apple for mobile violations. But Apple seems ready for a long fight: The company is now trying to block sales of the Galaxy S 4G phone in the U.S.
And like frustrated parents on a cross-country trip, service providers are saying, “Enough.” T-Mobile and Verizon are siding with Samsung in what is turning out to be a grudge match of epic proportions.
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