Samsung says banning of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia was over the top, appeal judges seem to agree
The injunction was issued by Justice Bennett October 12, and is valid until the patent infringement lawsuit is settled, which may be as late as next year. Samsung's lawyer Neil Young is now appealing that she did not really consider how badly the holiday sales miss will affect the market performance of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Apple argued that an irreparable damage would be inflicted on its iPad 2 if Samsung's tablet hadn't been banned, which the appeal judges considered an over the top statement: "We’re talking about a period of three months and all of Apple will come tumbling down? That’s very speculative,” said Judge Dowsett. Another judge also sided with Samsung's story: “The result looks terribly fair to Apple and not terribly fair to Samsung,” commented Federal Court Justice Lindsay Foster during today's hearing to lift the ban.
The court hopes to have a ruling whether Justice Annabelle Bennett issued the injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 prematurely as early as next week, so there is still chance that the Koreans can salvage the holiday sales of the tablet if the stars are aligned in their favor. Not that some retailers aren't defying the ban anyway, but having the license to sell in writing is preferable.
20. cheetah2k (Posts: 813; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Its just a shame that now Samsung have incurred lost revenue due to the Apple circus
3. Drafty (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
So Samsung can make money, and use that money for the next amazing product!
4. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
Im truly happy for samsung on this.. and also love the fact that they listen to there customers.. btw just got my galaxy s2 and love it.. speed demon i tell you
really can't wait for cyanogen 9..
5. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
If it were up to APPLE, SAMSUNG would be banned from selling any products in any country.
6. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Other than the screen aspect ratio here is really not a huge difference between this and the iPad to the average consumer. Unlike several other Android tablets there's nothing that diffrrentiates it from the iPad.
When I look at it I think:
"Buy me or else you are a stupid iDefender and don't know any better"
"Buy me because I have a keyboard and u r a stupid iFollower.
"I'm not an iPad, for starters I'm half the size, have no apps and u is an iDefender
"Buy me to say you have a tablet that's not an iPad"
7. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Dude seriously? Shut it up it\'s a bloody touchscreen with OS...sheesh some people want options...who the hell doesn\'t?
8. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
xoom- buy me because I have 32gb sd card expansion and hdmi mirroring.
11. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
no one bought the Xoom. I guess you were the only idiot?
18. jacko (unregistered)
i got the xoom and i love it
oh and btw i dont have to pay $50 for a hdmi plug like apple want to have people pay
android gives u what U want
apple gives u shit and wants u to pay to get more shit for shit
22. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
I guess xoom sales were higher than you thought. Maybe you're the only idiot without hdmi, sd card expansion or any type of 4g connectivity. I would think that only an idiot would go without all of these features for a brand that gives you nothing.
9. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
The only way for apple to beat competition is to ban competitors
12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
actually banning copycats LEADS to innovation
14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
If you say so taco.
Just like how the iPhone 4S is running at 1ghz, right?
15. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, i almost forgot about that conversation. Im sure taco still believes that the i4s is 1ghz and not 800mhz... lol.
19. jacko (unregistered)
apple copys so they better pull all there devices off the market then
16. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
glad to see they are wrangling in those kangaroo courts a bit.
17. ph00ny (Posts: 598; Member since: 26 May 2011)
what about the fact that judge bennett is related to a partner at the firm representing apple?
edit: lol i looked into it further. It looks like judge bennett's husband is the senior member of the law firm and the judge herself used to work in the same law firm.
21. cheetah2k (Posts: 813; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
So technically this is collusion....
I wonder if anyone has checked Judge Bennett's husband's bank account balance recently........ Any large deposits??
23. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
Change of venue is needed then (my limited legal speak I learned from movies ;)) . This is a complete conflict of interest if ever there was one. How could they allow this judge to remain presiding over this case? Especially with billions of dollars at stake. I'm sure Samsung is aware of this and I wonder why they haven't challenged it.
24. jacko (unregistered)
samsung sue for damages and loss of sales