So much for waiting until February 9. Earlier today, a German Court rejected Apple’s request to ban Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet. “Samsung has shown that it is more likely than not that the patent will be revoked because of a technology that was already on the market before the intellectual property had been filed for protection,” Judge Andreas Mueller stated in issuing the court’s ruling. Apple had previously been granted an injunction banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1. After today’s ruling, it would appear that Apple’s minor victory has become completely meaningless. Not willing to let anything die, there is no doubt Apple will appeal. At least you can’t say that justice is not swift when to comes to German Courts and the patent wars.