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Australian Court Slams Temporary Ban on Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Apple succeeded in blocking the sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the time being in Australia.

In a legal battle between Apple and Samsung in Australia, an Australian Federal Court Judge decreeing in favour of Apple ordered that sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 be temporarily banned in Australia.

Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled, “I am satisfied that it is appropriate to grant an interim injunction,” Telegraph (opens in new tab) reported. This means that until the patent battle is over Samsung cannot launch the 10.1 inch tablet in Australia.

In the suit Apple claimed that the Galaxy 10.1 infringes the patents related to touch screen technology.

This news came in few days after Apple rejected a settlement offer from Samsung which would have allowed Samsung to start selling its latest tablet in Australia.

After blocking the sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany and now in Australia, the conflict that is going on between these two global giants is seemingly being won by Apple.

According to Reuters (opens in new tab), the deciding battle between these two companies will be the courtroom battle that will kick off in U.S. soon, if Galaxy 10.1 is banned in U.S. this will cause serious damage to Samsung.

Ravi Mandalia

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