Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 launch Delayed in Australia Due to Apple Patent Suit

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According to a new report published by Bloomberg Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. reached an agreement in a patent infringement case, that will delay the launch of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. 

Apple in its complaint alleges that Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes 10 patents which include copying the “look and feel” and touchscreen technology of the iPad. Steven Burley, Apple’s lawyer, told Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett in Sydney that the company wants to seek an Australian injunction and stop Samsung from selling its tablet in other countries too.

Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, agreed to stop advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and not to sell the device until it wins court approval or the lawsuit is resolved, according to an accord reached by lawyers during a break in the hearing. Should Apple lose its patent infringement lawsuit, it agreed to pay Samsung damages, which weren’t specified.

Apple had filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung in April in which it alleges that the company has copied Apple’s products to mislead people and even infringes on several technology patents.

Bennett has scheduled a hearing for August 29th to review the case. It will be interesting to see how this case further unfolds.


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