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Apple granted sales ban against Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 13 Oct 2011 16:14 User comments (2)

Apple granted sales ban against Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia Samsung will not be selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia in the foreseeable future now that Apple's request for an injunction barring sales of the the tablet has been approved.
The injunction is the latest development in Apple's patent lawsuit filed in April over touchscreen technology. Samsung had agreed to delay the Australian launch of the tablet until Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled on the matter.

The ruling, which prohibits sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 pending a conclusion to the lawsuit, comes less than 2 weeks after Samsung offered Apple a temporary settlement. That offer was rejected last week.

While not the end of the lawsuit, it does appear to have put an end to Samsung's plan to sell the tablet in Australia before Christmas.

Samsung seems to be hoping to change the focus to their own lawsuit against Apple, whom they accuse of violating wireless communications patents. According to the Sidney Morning Herald, a statement from Samsung said:

This is a part of our ongoing legal proceeding against Apple's claim. Samsung is also confident it can prove Apple's violation of Samsung's wireless technology patents through a cross-claim filed on September 16, 2011 with the Federal Court of Australia


However, because the technology Samsung is suing over is covered by FRAND licensing agreements, it is unlikely they will be able to keep any Apple products off the market. FRAND licensing is mandated by standards organizations to ensure companies wishing to implement industry standards are not discriminated against by patent holders.

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2 user comments

114.10.2011 1:05

The problem with Apple is they don't have any authorisation to use the 3G chip used on iphones and other products from the company that makes the chip and this company has banned apple from using their chips.

There's far far more in Samsung's case than simply trying to stop stuff being sold, Samsung if they win with pretty much kill all of Apple's products completely on the spot.


What I don't understand is all the tablets are the exact same design but Samsung tablets are only getting pinged as being the same, quite absurd that.

214.10.2011 21:41

This apple is rotten to the core, with their dodgy injunctions and law suits.

It's Samsung all the way for me. Apple sucked me in with their inferior ipod and iphone, but I am not making this mistake again. Never buy technology from a company named after a fruit, and a half eaten apple as a logo.

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