∞ Dutch court stops Samsung Galaxy phones

FOSS Patents:

The Rechtbank ‘s-Gravenhage (a Dutch court in the city of The Hague) today issued a formally Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones — but not the Galaxy tablets — at Apple’s request. The decision follows a hearing held on August 10 and 11, 2011.

The injunction applies to European countries which recognize a particular software patent. FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller says 14 countries don’t, including Austria, Belgium, Iceland Portugal, and Spain.