Fresh Setback for Samsung as Oz Court Bans Galaxy Tab 10.1

Pulkit Chandna

The patent battle between Apple and Samsung rages on around the world. Just as Samsung announced that it was going to begin selling modified smartphones in Netherlands in order to avoid a sales ban there, it suffered yet another setback, this time in Australia. Details await you after the jump.

An Australian court has granted Apple’s request for a temporary injunction on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 . The Korean company will not be able to sell the tablet down under until a final decision is reached in the patent infringement case filed by Apple.
Earlier this month, Samsung had approached the Cupertino-based company with an offer of an armistice down under, but the latter refused: "It is one we don't accept and there is no surprise. The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch and maintain the status quo.”

Hostilities resume tomorrow and it’s going to be a big day. Tomorrow, Samsung will come to know whether it will be allowed to sell a modified version (sans the disputed features) of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. If Samsung’s request to sell a modified version is also rejected, it’s possible that the tablet might never hit Australian stores.

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