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Apple Wins Injunction Blocking Sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that an Australian court has granted Apple's request for an injunction blocking the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country, with the move apparently setting the stage for Samsung to cancel the device's release there entirely.
Justice Annabelle Bennett today said Apple had a prima facie case that Samsung had infringed two of its patents relating to touch screens and the gestures that control them.
Samsung had agreed several times to delay the Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch in Australia as the request for a preliminary injunction was considered, but noted last week that it would likely scrap the launch entirely if an injunction was granted. The injunction would essentially force the company to miss the holiday sales period and make the Galaxy Tab 10.1 relatively outdated by the time the injunction could be lifted through a full hearing on the matter.
In a statement, Samsung Electronics said it was disappointed with the ruling and would be seeking legal advice on its options.

"Samsung will continue its legal proceeding against Apple's claim in order to ensure our innovative products remain available to consumers," it 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, New South Wales.
Apple previously won an injunction blocking the sale of the Galaxy Tab in Germany, while a separate injunction targeting Samsung's smartphones in Europe had been set to go into effect tomorrow. Samsung has indicated, however, that it has addressed that issue by removing the infringing behavior of allowing users to swipe between photos.

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33 months ago
I think the public is doing better job of blocking sales than Apple by not buying the Galaxy.
Rating: 48 Positives
33 months ago
"People don't want a tablet. They want an iPad."
Rating: 37 Positives
33 months ago
I think Samsung's a bully. I'm glad Apple won to be honest.
Rating: 36 Positives
33 months ago
Apple only make a mistake once. They are making sure the 80's/90's rip offs don't happen again.
Rating: 34 Positives
33 months ago

When did they "pretty much tell the world they were going to copy the iPad 2"? Do you have a link it something?

Rating: 32 Positives
33 months ago
I can't believe that Sammy didn't foresee this happening after they pretty much told the world that they're going to copy the iPad 2 after it was unveiled. Everything about their products screams Apple wannabe down to the packaging. I heard that their CEO has placed an order for a large amount of turtlenecks, Levi's and NB sneaks for the Nexus Prime event.
Rating: 21 Positives
33 months ago
So apple is the bad guy right ?

If that's true why are all these countries banning the sale ?

Is apple paying their government off ?

Maybe there's actually something to this that some here don't understand.
Rating: 19 Positives
33 months ago

It's stuff like this that has stopped me from buying Apple products.

When I bought my Powerbook G3 Apple used to be a good professional brand.

Now they're just a company that sells overpriced consumer stuff to fanboys and people who spend too much money on computers.

I wish the old apple would come back.

Thanks for the laugh. Are you serious? Apple was about to close the door when they were making that machine. I don't like the whole legal stuff either. But, overpriced? The other manufactures are struggling to meet the price points of the iPhone and iPad. And the $999 air is not too horribly priced. I'm guessing you were being sarcastic.
Rating: 18 Positives
33 months ago
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You realize, this means war.
Rating: 18 Positives
33 months ago
I'm glad I don't live in Australia. Not that I want a tablet, but it's always nice to have options and fair competition.
Rating: 18 Positives

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