File photo of people comparing the performance of Apple’s iPad (L) and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet devices at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics fair at “Messe Berlin” exhibition centre in Berlin, September 2, 2010.
Samsung Electronics Co has said September 5, 2011, it will stop promoting its new tablet computer at Europe’s biggest consumer electronics fair after a court-ordered sales injunction in Germany, the latest setback in its global patent battle with Apple Inc. A Dusseldorf court ordered the South Korean company to stop selling Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Friday when the annual IFA electronics show started in Berlin. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is not on sale yet but we’ve decided to respect the court order,” Samsung spokesman James Chung said. Samsung and Apple have been locked in acrimonious battle over smartphones and tablets patents since April as Apple seeks to rein in the growth of Google’s Android phones by taking directly aim at the biggest Android vendor, Samsung. REUTERS