“The Federal Court has granted Apple an injunction to block tech rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia,” Louise Hall and Asher Moses report for The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Apple is suing Samsung for patent infringement, arguing the firm ‘slavishly’ copied its market-leading iPad tablet,” Hall and Moses report. “Justice Annabelle Bennett today said Apple had a prima facie case that Samsung had infringed two of its patents relating to touch screens and the gestures that control them.”

“Samsung previously agreed not to market nor sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until Justice Bennett handed down her decision,” Hall and Moses report. “On October 4, Samsung told the court it would scrap the release of the Galaxy 10.1 if the injunction were granted because missing the Christmas season would make the new tablet “dead” by the time it reached market.”

Hall and Moses report, “The dispute will procede to a full hearing, which is unlikely to occur before next year.”

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