Needless to say this could have huge ramifications for the European Smartphone market, if Apple manages to push its lawsuit though. While the court decision, in the short term, would only effect Dutch consumers, a manufacturing ban could threaten deliveries throughout Europe, if not worldwide. Apples latest patent gambit provoked an immediate response from Samsung Korea, whose army of lawyers filed multiple patent infringement lawsuits against the boys in Cupertino. All told both Smartphone developers have filed 11 legal petitions in 9 different countries.
Hopefully, smartphone consumers aren't sick of legal news, because this patent cold war just got hot.