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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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36 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Sweet, now Australians can order tablets that nobody wants and are out of date.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: 45 Votes
36 months ago
Sweet, now Australians can order tablets that nobody wants and are out of date.
Rating: 43 Votes
36 months ago
Good, finally a judge with some sense. Apple's lawsuit clearly had no leg to stand on.
Rating: 43 Votes
36 months ago
I feel sorry for the poor folks in Australia. Some of them will mistakingly buy a Galaxy Tab instead of an iPad.
Rating: 37 Votes
36 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: 32 Votes
36 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: 32 Votes
36 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: 30 Votes
36 months ago

That's an odd way to think.


Not really, why else would Apple want to ban competition? Because they fear that they will lose sales. I'm pretty sure there's an article on it.
Rating: 26 Votes
36 months ago

Apples poison filled tentacles have a very long reach. Long known as a polarizing company this elevates them to the worlds most nefarious bully.

Despite the claims against Samsung, the reality is Apple has already won this war. Why continue to fight an underdog that poses no threat anyway?


If you don't get serious about defending your IP, then others will get serious about infringing it.

Apple loses absolutely nothing at all by continuing to pursue this.
Rating: 26 Votes
36 months ago

A lot of people want Galaxy Tabs, if not, then Apple wouldn't try to ban them.


That's an odd way to think.
Rating: 25 Votes

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