Sep 092011

Being 1/2 German myself, I can attest that there’s a probably inappropriate amount of joy that we “sauerkraut sammitch eaters” take in saying “no”. As a parent, this means I get a lot of joy daily.

Samsung, on the other hand, is not getting a lot of joy from being told “no” repeatedly by the German district court in Dusseldorf. It continued its bitch-slapping of the Korean manufacturer by banning the company’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being sold in Germany. Here’s a video re-enactment of the ruling hosted by the people who got you into this (NSFW language):

In addition to the usual promise to appeal the decision, the Sammy sad pandas had this to say:

“By imposing an injunction based on this very generic design right, this ruling restricts design innovation and progress in the industry,”

So generic that nothing you or anyone else produced before the iPad looked anything like it.

It’s too bad Samsung missed out on the Google patent fire sale. Maybe Larry’s newly-opened IP Lemonade Stand still has something available to help.

 Posted by at 10:12 am
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