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Samsung Galaxy Tablet Ban in Australia Lifted, Apple to Appeal

Sydney Morning Herald reports that an Australian court has lifted the ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, reversing a previous injunction.
The full bench of the Federal Court - Justices John Dowsett, Lindsay Foster and David Yates - today unanimously reversed a Federal Court judge's ruling last month that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 be banned from sale in Australia.

"Samsung will be permitted to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia provided it keeps accounts of all transactions involving that device in Australia," the judges wrote in their judgment.
Apple, however, was able to extend the ban until Friday at 4pm while it prepares for an appeal to the High Court.

For those who have been following the legal battles between the two companies, Apple has been trying to ban Samsung's Galaxy tablet in a number of markets due to similarities to the iPad design. In this case, Apple had previously obtained an injunction preventing Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The Galaxy Tab had also been blocked in Germany.

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38 months ago

Because a law was broken by the sale of patent-infringing merchandise that's basically tantamount to straight-forward theft?

Your response is no less comical than someone saying "a guy at work wants to buy a stolen car, why shouldn't he be able to?" Gosh, I don't know, maybe because a law was broken?


Oh please... why is the tablet for sale in the US then? :rolleyes:

I love my Apple products as much as the next guy but you rampant fanboys/girls are insane!
Rating: 24 Votes
38 months ago
Personally I have an iPad 2 but a guy at work wants a Galaxy Tab why shouldn't he be able to buy 1 just because we live in Australia?
Rating: 24 Votes
38 months ago

Sweet, now Australians can order tablets that nobody wants and are out of date.


A lot of people want Galaxy Tabs, if not, then Apple wouldn't try to ban them.
Rating: 21 Votes
38 months ago
Good, finally a judge with some sense. Apple's lawsuit clearly had no leg to stand on.
Rating: 17 Votes
38 months ago

In your own words, please tell us which patent law was broken by Samsung.

I'm not a lawyer and cannot cite the exact patent law broken any more than I can cite the exact law that prohibits theft and extortion.


So youre defending Apple without knowing why??
Rating: 17 Votes
38 months ago

That's an odd way to think.


Tell that to apple.

Apple fears Samsung tablet will 'seduce' customers, court told (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/apple-fears-samsung-tablet-will-seduce-customers-court-told-20110929-1kyl5.html#ixzz1fAHTu66G)

Apple fears the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will launch on to the market "with the velocity of a fire hose" and "take away iPad 2 sales so quickly" that customers may be permanently "seduced" away from Apple's iOS platform, its lawyers told the Federal Court in Sydney today.

Rating: 16 Votes
38 months ago

I feel sorry for the poor folks in Australia. Some of them will mistakenly buy a Galaxy Tab instead of an iPad.


lol only the bogans will mistaken a galaxy tab for an ipad
Rating: 15 Votes
38 months ago

And this clearly shows why I'm asking those questions, to show how people like you, the OP and more don't know anything about the case of about the laws and only are jus taking a position because some loved company says so.


The vast majority of users posting to these Samsung vs. Apple discussions are clueless about the true nature of the lawsuits.

So most posts are based on pro-Apple or anti-Apple sentiment.

Typical forum babble from people with nothing better to do .

Life goes on.
Rating: 12 Votes
38 months ago

Tell that to apple.

Apple fears Samsung tablet will 'seduce' customers, court told (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/apple-fears-samsung-tablet-will-seduce-customers-court-told-20110929-1kyl5.html#ixzz1fAHTu66G)


LMFAO!!!

Sounds like the 'reality distortion field' Steve Jobs was good at that too.
Rating: 9 Votes
38 months ago

Given all these internal differences it seems a really odd coincidence that externally it looks almost exactly the same. Why is that?


to quote the dutch judge: form follows function.
Rating: 8 Votes

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