Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban Lifted In Australia
In the latest round of legal wranglings between Samsung and Apple, the former has successfully appealed a court order ruling that it’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 be banned from sale in Australia for infringing Apple’s touch screen patent.
The Australian Federal Court overturned an earlier ruling by Justice Annabelle Bennett, on the grounds that she had not assessed the strength of Apple’s case for a ban. The justices argued that the assessment should have formed part of her written decision, and stated that they believed Apple would be unsuccessful if the case went to trial due to a lack of evidence of the infringement.
Samsung are obviously pretty pleased with the verdict, “We believe the ruling clearly affirms that Apple’s legal claims lack merit,” they said in a statement. Samsung also said they will make an annoucement regarding availability of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in due course.
Apple and Samusng are now involved in legal disputes in 10 countries, with Samsung being forced to modify it’s products in Germany and the Netherlands to get round court rulings.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald