an emergency hearing is scheduled for the court room of Justice Annabelle Bennett, who has presided over the legal battles between Samsung and Apple in Australia and temporarily blocked sales of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 last October. Patent blogger Florian Mueller said that he would be surprised if Samsung brought up patents related to essential 3G standards which it has made an issue of in earlier cases involving the Apple iPad and Apple iPhone. Mueller also noted that non-essential patents that Samsung brought in up in U.S. and German litigation have proven to be ineffective. Final hearings on Samsung's suit against Apple, some of which fall under French jurisdiction, are set to be hear in September and October.
This isn't the first time that Samsung has tried to block the launch of a new Apple device. Last October, the Korean firm tried to get an injunction in Italian and French courts against the Apple iPhone 4S but was unsuccessful. The new iPad is set to be released in Australia on March 16th, unless Samsung does manage to persuade the judge to issue the injunction.
source: itNews via AppleInsider