Apple blocks Samsung tablet sales in Australia

Apple won an injunction that prevents Samsung from selling the US version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. This measure stems from a patent infringement lawsuit the company filed against Samsung in the Federal Court of Australia. Apple claims Samsung violates ten patents that cover the touchscreen technology and the look and feel of the iPad. Samsung was about to release the Galaxy Tab in Australia, and has advertised it since July 20.

Samsung will defend this case with an Australian version of the Galaxy Tab which is supposedly different from the U.S. version. Samsung is supplying Apple with three samples of this device so Apple’s legal team can review it. An August 29 hearing was set to review the details of the case and set a trial date, if necessary.

Apple blocks Samsung tablet sales in Australia originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 01 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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