Galaxy Tab 10.1: Samsung concedes another month in Australia

“In geographic terms, Australia and Germany are antipodal to each other, but they have something in common: those are the only two countries in the world in which Samsung cannot sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the time being due to legal constraints,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“In Germany, a regional court upheld a preliminary injunction for now and will hand a decision on September 9. In Australia, Samsung agreed (according to the Sydney Morning Herald) ‘not to sell or advertise the Galaxy Tab 10.1 before September 30,'” Mueller reports. “A hearing has been scheduled for September 26 and 29 (they need more than one day given the complexity of the issues).”

Mueller reports, “While Apple’s Australian business certainly benefits from not having to compete with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the time being, the one thing Apple primarily wants to do is pave the way for what could be a decisive victory in the United States in October. If Apple obtains a preliminary injunction in the U.S., or at some point appears fairly likely to succeed, Samsung will come under a lot of pressure to work out a settlement with Apple. But if Apple doesn’t win in California, Samsung will likely accept the opportunity cost it incurs in Australia and parts of Europe and continue to pursue its longer-term strategy.”

Much more in the full article here.


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