Apple Wins Injunction Blocking Sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

samsung logoThe 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injunction would essentially force the company to miss the holiday sales period and make the Galaxy Tab 10.1 relatively outdated by the time the injunction could be lifted through a full hearing on the matter.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.

Top Rated Comments

Noctilux.95 Avatar
128 months ago
I think the public is doing better job of blocking sales than Apple by not buying the Galaxy.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
henry72 Avatar
128 months ago
"People don't want a tablet. They want an iPad."
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
128 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?



http://gizmodo.com/5822404/samsung-now-selling-apple-smart-cover-knock+offs-for-their-ipad-tablet-knock+offs/gallery/1

This?:eek:
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
748s Avatar
128 months ago
Apple only make a mistake once. They are making sure the 80's/90's rip offs don't happen again.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anberlinairlift Avatar
128 months ago
I think Samsung's a bully. I'm glad Apple won to be honest.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
koruki Avatar
128 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.

No thanks, we don't have Steve around to come save it from bankruptcy this time.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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