Samsung offers Apple a deal so it can continue selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

Samsung offers Apple a deal so it can continue selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Samsung has offered a deal to Apple, so it can continue the sales and marketing activities of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until the court's final decision on the patent infringement lawsuit. 

It is not disclosed what such a deal might entail, but both parties obviously think there are benefits for them, since Apple's attorney Steven Burley had commented that Samsung's "inconvenience would be diminished and we would be comforted" by the agreement. 

We are mighty curious what has Samsung offered - money or dropping its own counter lawsuit - to continue selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1. All we know is that the Australian online electronics retailer was threatened with a lawsuit the other day by Apple, if it continues to market Samsung's tablet, and it caved, so the Koreans had to be quick. 

The holiday shopping season is fast approaching, and a final hearing could drag on for months. It will be interesting to see if Samsung will offer a similar agreement to lift the ban on its tablet in Germany as well.

source: WSJ

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43 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hmm. I don't think Apple deserves a damn thing from Samsung, but if it makes them back off and stop being the schoolyard bully, then I'll let it slide.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i just want all this BS to end and for them to compete for my $$ not for who can convince the judge to ban who.

16. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

We can help Samsung by not buying anymore Crapple products. I don't even own one. :)

2. ilia1986 unregistered

I sure hope Samsung doesn't drop it's lawsuit. Apple must pay for humiliating Samsung, and for severely limiting consumer choice in Germany, Australia, the Netherlands and all the other places!!

3. Satya

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

if samsung has not done anything wrong.. why did it offer any kind of a deal to Apple ?

5. dfgdf unregistered

You'r such a green horn, Samsung've been in this business for years and Apple just came out of nowhere with their general patents that covers everything with a screen, a button, user touch on the screen and interact with computer. How is anyone going to defend such exploitation to patent system? What we need is another patent reform to get rid of this troll from Apple.

14. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Good point, but fandroids won't like this comment. You're outnumbered 100-1

23. BrockSamson unregistered

Defending yourself in court is expensive, even if you are right. A lot of times it is easier, faster and cheaper to simply settle out of court and be done with it. Whether or not this is the case we don't know, but it certainly does not mean that this is an admission of guilt by Samsung.

25. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@brock. Yes, Samsung could not afford a good lawyer, so they just want to make a deal, but yes, Samsung has more money than Apple according to android fanboys. Whatever suits you guys :)

24. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@satya. It's because Samsung has done something wrong, hahahaha

4. Striker unregistered

The yellow plagiarists MUST be sued to the end! They steal everything and then benefit without paying. That is called a CRIME. Apple, Microsoft and Oracle MUST not step back at all!

12. theone12 unregistered

the fact you think Apple has infringed on any patents despite having lost cases to that effect prove how ignorrant you are. Not to mention if your going to be racist at least be correct about the bs that your talking about. So common, thats why I dont buy Apple products it supports racist, ignorrant biggots

6. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

looks like samsung must have had something apple really desired huh...

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Or they know they will lose.

26. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@taco. Well in reality, Samsung is losing it. But we're talking about f**ked up android fanboys here. Samsung could be banned for life and Samsung would still be the clear winner, lol.

31. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol calm down this is about a phone company not bloody yours...Samsung is losing it how so?...like you apple lovers like to say the court is always right so before you start shouting apple has won let the court actually make a frickin decision...

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

up until apple no one really filed for such vague design cause its assumed they are the standard everyone will use ie tv as rectangle no one patented because its the obvious shape right..as we all know apple has been patenting such vague designs etc even though they existed in some before and took the advantage of the fact no one patented them...now when someone patents such things as a shape for a product that is its natural shape,theres only so much you can do especially when the patent system it self is a bag of shamble

9. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple made so much publicity for the Samsung galaxy line. Thanks apple. Maybe Samsung is going to give the amoled to apple. Or explain them how to make more than a single phone a year

10. sctwinslow

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 06, 2010

I was also thinking that they offered them some sort of discount on parts, screens, etc.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

How bout the Galaxy S? Im sure lots of Australians wants to buy the Galaxy S instead of the iPhone.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Looks like Samsung is caving. Usually the person offering the truce is in the weak position. Of course in fandroid fantasy land this is a victory for Samsung.

27. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@taco. You are spot on, lol. I remember reading several comments from android fanboys on articles that talked about Apple's victory, and they still keep on insisting that Apple lost when the court halted the galaxy's sale, lol.

32. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

If you actually read into the whole thing you would also know Samsung just need to make a small change to bypass it lol why do you think apple did not make a huge deal...and out of 10 only 1 got stuck...watch how the galaxy line will continue to sell...

42. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

It will continue to sell poorly just like before the ban

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

poor Sniggly all his math predictions, all his knowledge about this case .. it must be hard for him to digest this one... "Hmm. I don't think Apple deserves a damn thing from Samsung"... well we know now is not what YOU THINK... Sniggly or anyone else that think.. they know more than Apple and Samsung..

18. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lmao!!!! Poor Sniggly. All the time spent on his cooked up formulas for nothing!! Damn you Apple!!! You deserve nothing!!!

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the worse is that . he will come up with an excuse other than admitt that he was wrong... watch...

28. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@gallitoking. He'll just walk around pretending he didn't say anything, or, come up with another calculation from his kitchen, lol.

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol at both of you dumb s**ts. How's that replacement iPhone 4 working out for you, Taco?

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

great comeback Sniggly... lol... and please no foul language,, there kids that read this.. lol... we didnt insulted you...but I understand.. this must be hard for you.. leaves a big dent in the green robot... I will leave you alone with your thoughts...

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