“Samsung Electronics Co.’s debut of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in Australia may be delayed beyond the end of the month after a judge said she needs time to study Apple Inc.’s patent-infringement claims,” Joe Schneider reports for Bloomberg.
“Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett may grant a ‘brief’ injunction on sales of the Samsung tablet as she considers arguments from Samsung and the iPad maker, the judge said during the first day of a two-day hearing over whether the Galaxy Tab should be banned in Australia until the dispute is resolved,” Schneider reports. “The judge urged both sides to consider starting their patent-infringement trial as soon as possible.”
Schneider reports, “A ban on the sale of the product would go too far, David Catterns, Samsung’s lawyer, told the judge. ‘This is a high-stakes fight,’ Catterns said. ‘This is where we draw the line.'”
MacDailyNews Take: The judge draws the line, not you, big man.
Schneider reports, “Samsung had altered its Galaxy 10.1 tablet from a U.S. version that Apple claimed infringed 10 of its patents, for release in Australia. The Australian version, although with ‘reduced functionality,’ still infringes at least three patents, according Steven Burley, Apple’s lawyer.”
“A German judge barred the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tablets in that country on Sept. 9, pending a trial of Apple’s patent claims. Apple also won an injunction in Germany prohibiting the sale of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, which has a smaller screen than the 10.1 or the iPad,” Schneider reports. “That forced Samsung to pull the product from the IFA consumer-electronics show in Berlin earlier this month.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Lots of losses. Samsung either needs to hire better lawyers or – here’s a wild idea – stop stealing other companies’ patented intellectual property.
Boycott Samsung. We no longer buy Samsung-branded products and advise our millions of readers worldwide to also avoid purchasing Samsung-branded products until they cease stealing Apple’s patented IP.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s: