In a breaking report from ABC News, the publication outlines further details of the case:
“Last month, the court slapped a temporary injunction on sales of the Galaxy 10.1 after rival Apple said the Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones were too similar to its iPad and iPhone.
The companies have been waging a battle in 10 countries over smartphone and tablet patents since April.
The Australian dispute centred on touch-screen technology.
The decision is a boost for the South Korean technology company in the lead-up to the Christmas shopping season.”
Samsung recently modified the appearance of the tablet to create the Galaxy Tab 10.1N following Apple’s case against the company, which claimed that the Galaxy had copied elements of the iPad.
What do you think – did the Federal Court make the right decision in allowing the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 in Australia? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Update: Apple has been given a one-week extension on the current ban to stop the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.2 tab in Australia, in order to lodge an appeal against this latest ruling.
High Court Justice John Dyson Heydon extended the ban to December 9, according to Bloomberg, at which point the court will hear Apple’s request to appeal the orderto enable the sale of Samsung’s tablet.
“A stay for one week will cost Samsung, in effect, one week’s trade,” Heydon said, following a 90-minute hearing in Sydney. The extension will hurt Samsung “but not to extend the status quo is likely to be injurious to Apple,” Heydon said.