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Samsung Tablet Launch Delayed in Australia

iPhone maker Apple has forced Samsung to delay the launch of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia as a part of its global legal assault on the South Korean giant.

According to AFP, Samsung has decided to delay the launch of the tablet device in Australia till the Federal court announces its verdict on the case, which is due to be heard towards late September. This delay is the second in a month from Samsung.

Apple had filed a patent infringement complaint against Samsung in Sydney last month. The two companies are already embroiled in patent battles in the United States and Europe.

Samsung meanwhile, confirmed that that it plans to fight back against Apple in the lawsuit, in which Apple seeks to ban Samsung from selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

"Samsung will continue to actively defend its right to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia in order to ensure that consumers have a wider selection of innovative products to choose from," Samsung said in a statement.

The company said that it plans to appeal to the courts to invalidate the patents cited by Apple in the lawsuit. Samsung will now be reportedly launching the Tablet sometime at the end of next month or early October.