Australian Apple lawsuit halts sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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in iPad edited January 2014
Sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 have been halted in Australia as a result of the company's ongoing patent infringement dispute with Apple.



Apple recently won an agreement in court in Australia, barring the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country, according to Bloomberg. The Australian court determined that Samsung will not be able to sell its own iPad-competing tablet until its dispute with Apple is resolved.



Samsung has agreed to stop advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, and the device will not be sold in the country until the South Korean device maker either wins an appeal with the court, or the lawsuit is resolved.



Australia is one of many countries where Apple and Samsung are engaged in a patent dispute in which each has accused the other of infringement. The legal battle began in April, when Apple sued Samsung in the U.S. and accused the company of copying the look and feel of its wildly popular iPhone and iPad products.



In lawsuits with the U.S. International Trade Commission, both Samsung and Apple have asked that each others' products be banned from importation because of alleged patent infringement. But unlike Australia, the ITC has not taken such drastic measures thus far in America.







The fight between Apple and Samsung has been fierce, with Apple referring to Samsung as "the copyist" in court filings, while Samsung has argued that some of Apple's legal team should be disqualified for an alleged conflict of interest. Despite all of that, Apple is said to be the largest customer of Samsung, and is expected to buy some $7.8 billion in components from its rival this year.



Apple, in its legal case in Australia, has asserted that Samsung has infringed upon 10 patents related to its products, particularly the iPhone and iPad. Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett in Sydney has reportedly set a hearing for Aug. 29 to review the case and, if necessary, to set a trial date.



The Galaxy Tab 10.1 was added to Apple's case against Samsung in June, along with the Nexus S 4G, Galaxy S smartphones, and Droid Charge. In that filing, Apple asserted that Samsung has become "even bolder" in copying the iPhone and iPad.
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  • Reply 1 of 154
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member




    That's all you can say, really.
  • Reply 2 of 154
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,334member
    Good on yer Ozzies!
  • Reply 3 of 154
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Wait, it's not like anyone was buying them, anyway, so this doesn't do as much as I originally thought.



  • Reply 4 of 154
    riderrider Posts: 31member
    bad dogggy .. no more bones for you
  • Reply 5 of 154
    firefly7475firefly7475 Posts: 1,502member
    Wow.



    The most interesting part.



    "Should Apple lose its patent infringement lawsuit, it agreed to pay Samsung damages, which weren?t specified."



    How do you put a dollar amount on missing out on the critical launch of a brand new market?



    Lawyers from both sides could be arguing this bloody case for a decade.
  • Reply 6 of 154
    cloudgazercloudgazer Posts: 2,161member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Firefly7475 View Post


    Wow.



    The most interesting part.



    "Should Apple lose its patent infringement lawsuit, it agreed to pay Samsung damages, which weren?t specified."



    How do you put a dollar amount on missing out on the critical launch of a brand new market?



    Lawyers from both sides could be arguing this bloody case for a decade.



    I think that's a pretty clear indication of how sure Apple are that they'll win the suit.
  • Reply 7 of 154
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Firefly7475 View Post


    Wow.



    The most interesting part.



    "Should Apple lose its patent infringement lawsuit, it agreed to pay Samsung damages, which weren?t specified."



    How do you put a dollar amount on missing out on the critical launch of a brand new market?



    Lawyers from both sides could be arguing this bloody case for a decade.




    ... and the damages could be in the billions by that time.
  • Reply 8 of 154
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    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


    ... and the damages could be in the billions by that time.



    You mean billions of pennies, right?
  • Reply 9 of 154
    djmikeodjmikeo Posts: 179member
    I wonder if the tablets have already been sent to Australia, they will be counted as SHIPPED!
  • Reply 10 of 154
    tjwtjw Posts: 216member
    guys - why do you think this is funny? This is scary monopolistic behaviour.



    Is everyone on this board seriously that stupid that they don't want any choice in electronics apart from apple?
  • Reply 11 of 154
    It would be great if one day Apple decided to not troll and sink all that money that are being wasted lawyers into research and development or maybe fixing Lion. They could be innovative which they have not really done since the magic mouse.



    Make me ashamed to be an Apple owner
  • Reply 12 of 154
    cloudgazercloudgazer Posts: 2,161member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by djmikeo View Post


    I wonder if the tablets have already been sent to Australia, they will be counted as SHIPPED!



    Samsung isn't reporting shipped tablets anymore. They're not even reporting smartphones separately these days, all they're giving is total device revenue and profits. Their quarterly reports are becoming increasingly opaque.
  • Reply 13 of 154
    cloudgazercloudgazer Posts: 2,161member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tjw View Post


    guys - why do you think this is funny? This is scary monopolistic behaviour.



    Is everyone on this board seriously that stupid that they don't want any choice in electronics apart from apple?



    They're free to buy a Xoom, or a Toshiba Thrive, or the forthcoming Sony S1 or either of the lenovo 10.1inch androids. It's not like they don't have plenty of choices of 10inch tablet. Heck they could go wild and buy an HP touchpad.



    This isn't scary monopolistic behaviour, this is standard enforcement of IP rights.
  • Reply 14 of 154
    tjwtjw Posts: 216member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cloudgazer View Post


    They're free to buy a Xoom, or a Toshiba Thrive, or the forthcoming Sony S1 or either of the lenovo 10.1inch androids. It's not like they don't have plenty of choices of 10inch tablet. Heck they could go wild and buy an HP touchpad.



    This isn't scary monopolistic behaviour, this is standard enforcement of IP rights.



    Yes, they have that choice. But they can't buy the product which is arguably the next best after the iPad 2.
  • Reply 15 of 154
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    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post


    ... and the damages could be in the billions by that time.



    I find that doubtful but the good thing in that outcome would be that Samsung would have to release not only shipped sales of previous tablets but the sell through as well since any settlement would have to be reached from estimates from previous sales.
  • Reply 16 of 154
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by j2-core View Post


    It would be great if one day Apple decided to not troll and sink all that money that are being wasted lawyers into research and development or maybe fixing Lion. They could be innovative which they have not really done since the magic mouse.



    Make me ashamed to be an Apple owner



    If your so ashamed you should sell your Apple computers and buy one from a company that you find to be innovative. Dell, HP. Hell buy a bunch of samsung stuff and let us know how innovative you find them.
  • Reply 17 of 154
    citycity Posts: 522member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tjw View Post


    guys - why do you think this is funny? This is scary monopolistic behaviour.



    Is everyone on this board seriously that stupid that they don't want any choice in electronics apart from apple?



    I am all for choice. I hope that Samsung is able to develop a competing product, but they can't just copy the iPad.
  • Reply 18 of 154
    cloudgazercloudgazer Posts: 2,161member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tjw View Post


    Yes, they have that choice. But they can't buy the product which is arguably the next best after the iPad 2.



    They can't buy the product which is the most flagrant copy of the iPad-2. Actually I would say that slight build quality issues aside the Sony-S1 looks the most interesting of the android tablets.
  • Reply 19 of 154
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tjw View Post


    Yes, they have that choice. But they can't buy the product which is arguably the next best after the iPad 2.



    Calling Samsung's new tablet the best after ipad is arguable as you admit. Also, this has nothing to do with a monopoly. Apple wasn't the first with a tablet to market and is not the only company selling tablets. Just because a company has been accused of infringing on another company's IP which results in the infringing company not selling you the exact tablet at the exact time that you want means anybody has a monopoly.
  • Reply 20 of 154
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tjw View Post


    Yes, they have that choice. But they can't buy the product which is arguably the next best after the iPad 2.



    So you think it's OK to steal?
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