Australian Court gives Apple a preliminary ban against the sale of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

Australian Court gives Apple a preliminary ban against the sale of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1
On the eve of a hearing in the U.S. to determine if Apple can get a preliminary injunction against the sale of certain Samsung devices in the States, an Australian Court has ruled in favor of the Cupertino based firm in a similar case. On Wednesday, a Federal Court in Australia ruled in favor of Apple's request for a temporary ban against the sale of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. The tablet is one of the devices that Apple is seeking to block sales of in the U.S. along with the sizzling hot Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and the Samsung Droid Charge smartphone.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled on Thursday that Apple had presented enough evidence to show that they were infringed upon by the Korean based manufacturer on patents related to touchscreens and multitouch. The suit will now move to a full-hearing stage. Samsung had voluntarily stopped selling the tablet in the country while awaiting the court's ruling. The company has said that if they miss offering the tablet during the Christmas season because of the preliminary injunction, they will no longer plan on selling it in Australia because by then the device will be "dead" by the time it could be launched.

Last month, Samsung tried to reach a deal with Apple that would allow the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 to launch in the country, but Apple turned it down. The tablet is already permanently banned from being sold in Germany because of a court ruling in that country. the legal battle between Apple and Samsung started earlier this year when the latter was accused by the former of copying the design of the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad in the design of some new products being made by Samsung.

source: SydneyMorningHerald via AppleInsider

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83 Comments

1. Oh Snap! unregistered

uh oh, i feel an iFan, fandroid all-out showdown comin on...

2. Robin LIm unregistered

Maybe they should send them over here (to the Philippines). The only model they have for sale here is a 16GB 3G model. What people might buy over here is the 16GB WiFi only model.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Patents related to touchscreen and multitouch? What the f**k, Australia?

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yes Apple has those patents believe it or not. Android is copying and infringing on the patents. I know you don't believe this, but the courts do obviously

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"Hey, we should be the only guys in the world whose touchscreen allows input in more than one place at once." Do you realize how retarded that sounds?

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What about specific gestures that Apple brought to market? Do you think it's ok for android to rip off pinch to zoom?

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i have to agree… apple was denied the patent for multitouch as sniggly attempted to describe, but i do believe apple has patents for specific gestures like pinch to zoom… i think apple got the patent they deserved because after all they were the first to patent it…

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

On the one hand, pinch to zoom is an intuitive and almost essential function for making everything from web browsing to map navigation easier, but on the other hand, it's such a simple idea that it hurts to think one company should get exclusive rights to use it. It's like putting notifications in a drop down tray so they don't interrupt what you're doing. I mean, should a device that works differently and looks different in so many ways really be entirely banned from the market because it uses a similar command to complete certain actions?

29. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Well they could not use it and then there's no issue.

42. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Why does there have to be an issue in the first place? It's not like Apple's business has been affected any. Oh wait, I'm sorry, they actually have to SHARE THE MARKET with Android. Boo hoo.

78. VerizonInside unregistered

I dont know Taco, is it ok for iOS 5 to have a drag down status bar at the top of the screen JUST LIKE ANDROID?

43. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

> Do you realize how retarded that sounds? No more retarded than when Sniggly tried to use the "you don't know what the Xoom 2" will cost argument. Just because Sniggly doesn't have brains to solve backwards doesn't mean it can't be done. No more retarded than when remixfa tried to explain how RD expense belongs in gross margins when remixfa doesn't even understand US GAAP, has never read Reg SX (or knows what that means!), or bothered to look at Apple's public financial statements. Even phonearena decided to change "gross margins" to "manufacturing margins" since that was the original meaning. No more retarded than when NeXoS tried to slam Apple for copying Samsung in 2009 when Apple first worked on that technology in 1995!!! Apple has won against Samsung in Germany, in the Netherlands, and now in Australia. These are FACTS.

55. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i realize you cant help being dumb, but are you always so bitter??? lol

64. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So... I was retarded for telling you that you didn't know how much the XOOM 2 would sell for? (After all, as I CLARIFIED TO YOU, that's what I meant when I said "cost.") In true iFanboy fashion though, you'll spout your bulls**t then never respond and pretend like you were never refuted. Young earth creationists do that too.

72. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

PLus 1 ardent

44. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

> Patents related to touchscreen and multitouch? Sniggly (the man with foot in mouth disease) is now the sole expert on patents and in Australia no less. We should name it the Sniggly syndrome: I put my foot in my mouth, but I'm still right because I said so.

63. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Your parents played soccer with your kidneys when you were a child, didn't they?

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Fandroids won't like this. Of course sniggly, remix and the crew will claim this is a victory for Samsung. Soo apparently Apple has no case, but they keep winning lawsuit after lawsuit against Samsung. I know the judge must be an iSheep. Man this has been a bad week for all the haters lol

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

See now, this is what I'm talking about, Taco. You come in with some ridiculous strawman just to insult people. If you knocked that s**t off you wouldn't be so reviled around here.

7. superguy

Posts: 410; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

That's ok,. He'll get his turn to eat crown when Samsung gets iPhone blocked in a few countries in Europe for infringing on their patents their. What goes around, comes around.

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

*there

59. superguy

Posts: 410; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

That's all you can comment on - is a typo I made at 1:30am? Seriously? Lame.

56. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LOL, Old taco is back for good I see. Am I happy about this? heck no. I would like to see what about the P2Z they got kicked for because every other country has said that they cant have the patent for it. Australia obviously runs by different rules. If the ban stands, Samsung will just redesign it with every little issue that apple has brought up in mind, launch a new "tab2" and piss apple off because it showed all of its sue happy cards. Also, dont forget, samsung has REAL patents that they are now going after apple with. Dont start crying when the banhammer swings the other way. Getting the tab banned is 1 product in their portfolio. If samsung gets apple banned in return, its going to take out every phone and possibly ipad they sell since they are all based on the same tech... which will be much more damaging.

70. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yes of course Apple's patents aren't real but Samsungs are soo legit

9. somebody unregistered

"i ban you,you ban me,we r happy enemy" lol the rest of android manufacture will happy if these two giant keep fighting!

66. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

not if apple can get samsung on android patents..then they are all in danger.

11. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I already own a galaxy 10.1 tab apple : 0% innovation 100% lawsuits

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You do realize galaxy tab wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Apple?

17. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

You do realize that Apple didn't invent the tablet? Just because the ipad was one of the first very commercially successful tablets doesn't mean that it was the first out on market.

19. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

nobody said it was… but do u really think u wud have that galaxy tab if it wasnt for ipad… there wudnt even be android of it wasnt for apple… and that is documented…

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