The Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Samsung’s answer to a judge’s ruling that banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (without the N) in Germany, will now have its own day in court. Samsung may have hoped that Apple would find no complaint with the release of the cosmetically modified tablet, but nothing gets past the watch of Cupertino’s lawyers, apparently.
Just a few days after Samsung and Apple will meet in court for an appeal of the original verdict they will come together to debate whether or not the Galaxy Tab 10.1N ventures far enough away from original copy-cat claims to actually avoid falling under the scope of the initial decision. The ruling in the 10.1N case hinges on the verdict o the appeal, stirring some rather murky legal waters. Regardless of in whose favor the gavel falls, the set of court cases will go along way in determining how far-reaching the initial ban actually is.