Apple Wins Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban in Australia

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Apple has won another case in its global patent battle with Samsung, this time blocking the South Korean company from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet in Australia.

AppleRuling that the Samsung tablet could not be sold in Australia if it used technology patented by Apple, such as touchscreen sensitivity (as found in its iPad device), Justice Annabelle Bennett upheld a previous temporary injunction. 

This ruling comes as another victory for Apple in this ongoing patent war. In August, a Germany court temporarily banned sales of Sammy’s tablet in the European Union, though weeks later the ruling was restricted to include only Germany. The two companies have also launched patent claims against one another in the U.S., Japan and South Korea. 

Samsung may appeal the Sydney court ruling, though the company will pursue a counterclaim, alleging that Apple infringes on some of its wireless-technology patents. Last week, the manufacturer vowed to stop the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in France and Italy, claiming it infringes on patents covering third-generation transmission technology. 

Source: WSJ



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