THE RULING: Dutch appeals judges say Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet computer is not a copy of Apple’s popular iPad.
WHAT IT MEANS: Apple Inc. won’t get an injunction banning the sale of Galaxy Tabs in the Netherlands. Apple had argued that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and earlier 10.1v model copied the iPad.
OTHER TUSSLES: Last year, Apple sued Samsung Electronics Co. in the United States, alleging its Galaxy devices “slavishly copy” the iPhone and iPad. Samsung fought back with lawsuits of its own, accusing Apple of patent infringement of its wireless telecommunications technology.