Samsung can chalk up another win against Apple in the ongoing legal warfare the two companies have been involved in. The ban on the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 version that was imposed by the court in Australia has been lifted. This means Samsung can now start selling the their tablet device that Apple loves to hate and it couldnâ€™t come at a more perfect time as Christmas shopping is just about to heat up.
According to a news report from the Sydney Morning Herald, a request by Apple to appeal the court decision that basically lifts the ban on the sales of the Galaxy Tab was denied by Australiaâ€™s High Court. Expect to see the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australian store shelves by next week. According to the same report, the decision that went Samsungâ€™s way was very important because if it had been faced with more delays (if the sales ban were extended, for example) then Samsung will be forced to just pull out this particular tablet model from Australia.
The original court decision to ban the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was handed down last October. Apple was able to successfully present reasons why there are certain features on the contested device that infringed on some of Appleâ€™s patents. But last month the Federal Court decided to overturn the decision to ban sales after Samsungâ€™s argument that the original judge did not understand and incorrectly applied the basic tenets of the law.
Originally posted on December 9, 2011 @ 1:05 pm