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Australia lifts ban on Samsung tablet sales

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Nov 2011 6:47

Australia lifts ban on Samsung tablet sales Samsung given rare victory in Apple patent war.
Apple had previously won an injunction against Samsung in October which banned the sales of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia. The ban prompted Samsung to make some quick changes to the tablet. The iPad-maker accused Samsung of slavishly cloning its iPhone and iPads in its Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablet PCs.

"Samsung Electronics Australia is pleased with today's unanimous decision by the Federal Court to lift the preliminary injunction on sales of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1," the company said in a statement. "We believe the ruling clearly affirms that Apple's legal claims lack merit."

Samsung will have to wait until December 2 (Friday) to start selling the tablet in Australia, after Justice Lindsay Foster granted a stay on the order, giving Apple some time to appeal the decision in the High Court.

This is just one case involving Apple and Samsung, while others are under way in the United States, Europe and South Korea.

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