Apple blocks Samsung tablet release in Australia

By on August 1, 2011, 3:30 PM

Apple’s legal team remains busier than ever as they continue to fend off what they deem patent infringements from rival smartphone and tablet manufacturers across the globe. This time Cupertino has put a stop to Samsung releasing their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia pending resolution of a legal dispute.

As reported by Bloomberg, Apple claims that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 violates no less than 10 patents and is too similar to the iPad. Specific patent claims include the “look and feel” and touchscreen technology.

Samsung claims that the Australian model of their flagship tablet is different than the US version and has even agreed to send three samples to Apple’s legal team for evaluation at least seven days before a planned release. The company had been announcing the tablet’s imminent arrival since July 20.

Samsung has agreed to postpone sales of the Tab 10.1 until a resolution can be reached or they gain court approval. Should Samsung win, Apple would be responsible for paying an unspecified amount of damages.

This is just the latest development in the Apple vs. Samsung legal saga that has been unfolding for several months in multiple countries. Earlier this year Apple sued Samsung in California over Galaxy phones and tablets which prompted a countersuit by Samsung less than a week later alleging patent infringement on their smartphone technologies.

Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett has scheduled a follow-up hearing for August 29. If no agreement can be reached by then, a trial date will be set.
 




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Guest said:

I guess the new motto today is "If you can't beat em', sue em'!"

aj_the_kidd said:

I can see where Apple is coming from but frick it annoys me, I wanted to try it out, oh well

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

I guess the new motto today is "If you can't beat em', sue em'!"

Apple gets sued often too. Why don't you come out from behind that guest account?

yRaz yRaz said:

SNGX1275 said:

I guess the new motto today is "If you can't beat em', sue em'!"

Apple gets sued often too. Why don't you come out from behind that guest account?

Do you own an iPhone?

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we are anonymous lol

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

Do you own an iPhone?

Nope

mario mario, Ex-TS Developer, said:

Samsung has some great products the only bad thing is they try to copy or make their products look like Apple's too much. Take a look at the image at (http://www.techspot.com/guides/417-buying-smartphones/) and tell me it doesn't look like a 1G iPhone, I'm sure Samsung can hire more creative people.

heng said:

"Specific patent claims include the ?look and feel? and touchscreen technology". So now apple has patent the rectangle. how else would you make a pad. make it a circle or make it a triangle. LOL LOL

heng said:

heng said:

"Specific patent claims include the "look and feel" and touchscreen technology". So now apple has patent the rectangle. how else would you make a pad/tablet/slate. make it a circle or make it a triangle. LOL LOL

"Specific patent claims include the "look and feel" and touchscreen technology". So now apple has manage to patent the rectangle. how else would you make a pad/tablet/slate. make it a circle or make it a triangle. LOL LOL

sry for the multiple post thought i was editing but i wasnt

hynesy hynesy said:

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Article states that Samsung plans on launching a "variant" on the 11th of August because it is not one of the models that the judge banned Samsung from distributing.

Guest said:

Apple is now feeling the heat...and they r now running for their sorry ***....

Guest said:

Precisely. Samsung should learn from companies like Apple, Sony and Nokia. They just imitate

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