Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 is back on sale in Australia, after the South Korean electronics giant had Apple’s sales ban on the tablet overruled.
Though the sales ban is still in place until Friday, Federal Court Justice Lindsay Foster has reversed the court order, meaning Samsung’s superb Android slate will be back on shelves by the start of the weekend.
That is unless Apple take it another step further by getting the High Court involved, which they most likely will. If Apple push there, it’s feasible that the ban could once again be imposed.
However, Samsung see it as a breakthrough moment in their long-running court fiasco with Apple, with the timing perfect in the close run-up to Christmas.
“We believe the ruling clearly affirms that Apple’s legal claims lack merit,” said a Samsung spokesperson.
Apple and Samsung ahve been battling it out in the courts all year long, with each claiming the other is infringing on patents for copyrighted technology. It’s a row that’s taken in locations all over the globe, including the UK, US and Japan, as well as Germany, where the Samsung tablet had also been banned following Apple’s complaints leading Samsung to develop a modfied version of the slate.
Via: Financial Times