Apple Successfully Blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales in Australia

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Apple scored a victory in their ongoing legal tirade against Samsung. A court in Sydney, Australia ruled in favor of Apple regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The device has now been blocked from advertising and sales within Australia until the courts decide the full patent infringement case. Here's a quote from the Bloomberg article,
    Interestingly, Apple's Australian claim is based on a U.S. version of the Galaxy tablet, which is different from the one that will be sold in Australia, according to Samsung’s lawyer Neil Murray. Samsung will provide Apple three samples of the Australian version of the computer tablet at least seven days before it planned to start distributing it.

    There's no telling when, or if, this will affect any of Apple's other international cases against Samsung, but it may have repercussions. Ultimately, however, the final court ruling regarding the similarities and the 10 alleged patent infringements is really what matters the most in the long run. Then again, perhaps Apple has achieved what it really set out to do. Perhaps Apple's real intentions were never really to "win" the court cases in the first place, and all they really wanted to do is hamper or slow down the momentum of their competitors. It'll be interesting to see as the drama continues to unfold.

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  2. f1ddy

    f1ddy Member

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    acer a500, htc desire s
    apple are just stupid so jealous of better companys

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