This week in pictures: Whitman takes the helm at HP

Also: Mr. Schmidt goes to Washington; Page and Ellison fail at mediation; Al Gore slips iPhone 5 release date; Yahoo blocks emails about Wall Street protest; Richard Stallman attacks open source; and Kim Kardashian dresses as Slave Leia.

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An employee of South Korean mobile carrier KT holds a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet (R) and Apple Inc's iPad tablet as he poses for photos at a registration desk at KT's headquarters in Seoul August 10, 2011. Apple Inc scored a big victory in its patent infringement battle against Samsung Electronics after a German court barred the Korean firm from temporarily selling its flagship Galaxy tablet in the European Union except the Netherlands.

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VIA, Samsung ganging up on Apple in patent fight
Will patents fuel the next 100 Years War? Apple is blocking Samsung's Galaxy Tab, reviewed as the best non-iPad tablet, in the courts. Samsung promises to get more aggressive, and now chipmaker VIA Technologies is filing to block iPad and iPhone sales in the U.S. because of, yes, patent infringement. Read more.

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