Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Legal battle against Samsung & Apple - Samsung win Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung has won a major victory in its legal feud with Apple. Picture: Samsung
SAMSUNG has won its legal battle against Apple over the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will now hit shelves in Australia before Christmas. 

The two companies have been fighting since April in 10 different countries - with both sides claiming the other infringed copyright.

On November 30, the Federal Court unanimously reversed a temporary ban on sales of the Galaxy device in Australia and the High Court today denied Apple's request to appeal the decision.
Samsung released a statement today saying the company was pleased with the decision and that the tablet would be available in stores in time for Christmas.

During the stoush, Samsung had earlier retaliated against Apple by trying to have the iPhone 4S banned in Australia and around the world.

The case will be heard in an Australian court early next year.


April 19, 2011
Apple files a suit in a US court, claiming Samsung "slavishly copied" Apple's design for its Galaxy 10.1.

April 21
Samsung countersues, alleging Apple has infringed a total of 10 patents.

August 2
Apple launches the infringement claim against Samsung in Australia.

August 10
Galaxy Tab 10.1 slapped with EU ban

August 17
German court revises the injunction to just affect Samsung's German division.

October 13
The Federal Court of Australia grants Apple an injunction to block Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

October 27
Samsung gains Australian appeal, with a hearing assigned for November 25.

November 30
Samsung wins the appeal against the injunction.

December 9
The High Court in Australia clears the way for South Korea's Samsung to sell its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in the country.

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