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Australian Galaxy Tab ban finally overturned

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 09 Dec 2011 4:46 User comments (4)

Australian Galaxy Tab ban finally overturned In the span of less than a week Samsung managed to win two major victories in their international patent war with Apple.
Last week a US judge rejected Apple's request for a preliminary injunction banning sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Meanwhile the injunction Apple was granted in Australia was being reviewed to determine whether it should be reversed.

Today that review was completed, resulting in another temporary victory for Samsung. They ban was overturned and Samsung will be allowed to sell their tablets in Australia immediately.

A Samsung spokesman told The Sydney Morning Herald it would not be until some time next week that consumers could get their hands on the tablets, but "certain channels" will be accepting pre-sales immediately.

This is not the end of either case. Both will be going to trial at some point, and while the tablets in question will likely be replaced by newer models before final judgements are rendered, that still leaves the possibility of monetary damages.

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4 user comments

19.12.2011 4:59

Cool...now Samsung needs to work on getting Apple fined for doctoring images submitted to the EU courts.



29.12.2011 11:20

Oh wow I didn't even know they did that. That's shady. Anyone have a reputable source?


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

39.12.2011 14:43

Three cheers for Samsung! Hope to see these victories become a trend.

49.12.2011 20:08

"This is not the end of either case. Both will be going to trial at some point, and while the tablets in question will likely be replaced by newer models before final judgements are rendered, that still leaves the possibility of monetary damages."

This is incorrect as the Australian high court over ruled the ban plus denied apple from appealing that result and apple also can not start another court case to change the result either.

The matter is 100% final and can't be change forever in Australia.

Samsung expect to have TABs on sale before XMAS day in Australia.

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