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Old 12-09-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Can someone please clarify: what iOS devices have been banned in Europe, as the thread title claims?
Article says, "This grants them an injunction against all of the products which infringe. No big deal, that only includes the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the original iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. Oh damn. And if you're feeling smug because you didn't see the iPhone 4S in there, that's only because the lawsuit was filed back in April, but it's a pretty safe bet that the 4S includes the offending technology, too. Needless to say, this is potentially a major blow to Apple."

Seems to be in Germany only, but the article says it's "paving the way" for a Europe-wide ban. More technical article at http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011...an-patent.html ; the infringement relates to a patent for a "method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system".

Actual ruling: http://www.scribd.com/doc/75208713/1...-Against-Apple
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