Australian High Court says Apple's case has no merit, Samsung free to sell Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1
posted by Alan F. / Dec 08, 2011, 11:04 PM
In the Australian case, Apple originally won a preliminary injunction against Samsung, preventing the latter from selling its flagship tablet in the country due to the infringement of Apple patents relating to touchscreens and multitouch.At the time, the Korean manufacturer said that if it could not sell the GALAXY Tab 10.1 by the holiday shopping season, it would kill off the device in the country. But it never came to that as late last month, an Australian Federal Court reversed the original ruling, although it was extended to Friday so that the court could rule if Apple had the right to appeal the removal of the preliminary injunction.
With the latest ruling, the High Court says it will not hear Apple's request to reinstate the ban, which leaves Samsung free and clear to offer the tablet in Australia. The 16GB Wi-Fi model will cost $579, and the 16GB Wi-Fi/3G variant will have a $729 price tag. Samsung, of course, was pleased with the ruling and Apple has yet to issue a comment.
Meanwhile, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is permanently banned in Germany because of its alleged similarity to the Apple iPad 2. The manufacturer is getting around that order by offering a slightly revised model, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1N, which Apple also wants banned in the country.
source: ZDNet via AndroidCentral
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Countries of the world, please use this case as precedent for all other similar cases of APPLE vs 'Android manufacturer', and dismiss all pending court cases. I thank you. Freedom thanks you.
posted on Dec 08, 2011, 11:11 PM 27
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So when Apple was winning these cases before, the iFanboy sentiment was "if the courts decide it, it must be so." Let's see how much they question the courts now that the decisions are swinging in Apple's favor. :)
posted on Dec 08, 2011, 11:35 PM 12
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Good. I don't want to see any products banned whether they are Apple or Samsung or HTC, etc.
posted on Dec 08, 2011, 11:50 PM 15
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Kind of quiet from the iFan contingent.
posted on Dec 09, 2011, 12:37 AM 3
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This is good news indeed. Now let us hear how much money Samsung lost because of the preliminary injunction. They are legally obliged to recover that money from Apple, not so?
posted on Dec 09, 2011, 12:46 AM 3
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I think they should claim the losses for not being able to sell their tablet for so long. They should launch it now and claim about the same amount for each month they could not sell. Even a half blind person will be able to understand that the two tablets are not similar. Wonder how the courts decided so.
posted on Dec 09, 2011, 1:16 AM 4
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its sooo quiet in here. "apple has the right to protect their IP" "samsung does nothing but copy, and they will be banned forever".. la la la. I cant believe this this was posted 7 hours ago and not one of those loud mouths is in here. Cant even admit when you were wrong? geesh. 2 kangaroo courts down.. 500 to go.
posted on Dec 09, 2011, 6:49 AM 4
Finally justice is served. What do you say to that taco? Oh wait i dont see him here
posted on Dec 09, 2011, 2:17 PM 1
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