A German court has dealt Samsung a blow, ruling that its Galaxy Tab infringes on Apple's iPad patents and deciding to block the sale of the Android tablet across the EU, except in the Netherlands. Some industry analysts say the ruling could affect the status of Android devices across the globe because of Apple suits pending in the U.S. and elsewhere. Samsung, which plans to appeal the ruling, said it never received notice of the injunction's filing or got a chance to contest the suit in court.

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