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Apple stops Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian launch due to alleged patent infringement

After a court hearing in Sydney, Australia, Apple has won an agreement with Samsung that the latter won’t advertise or sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 slate on the count of it infringing on 10 Apple patents. Those include the look and feel, and the touchscreen technology of the iPad. Samsung won’t be able to release the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until it gets court approval or it resolves the conflict with the Cupertino-based company.

Apple sought an Australian injunction and is looking to get the same result in other countries too (unnamed for now). It comes as a great success for Apple but should it eventually lose its patent infringement lawsuit with Samsung, Apple will have to pay Samsung some heavy damages as compensation.

Another court hearing is scheduled for 29 August to see the status of the patent case and appoint a trial date if that will be necessary.

It’s been a long and tedious court war between Apple and Samsung which first started when Apple filed a suit in the US blaming Samsung of “slavishly copying” the iPhone and iPad designs and later on escalated when Samsung filed a counter suit against Apple.

Let’s wait and see how this all turns out.

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