Judge may grant ‘brief’ injunction on sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

“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:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement


  1. The fact is, Samsung draw the line when they copied Apple. It is, for this reason, they are in court. They created the copy and Apple warned Samsung. They decided the company would do as they pleased. Now, they draw a line against the creator of said line.

    Perhaps Samsung should invest in their own unique lines.

    1. Like Al-Qaedah? Really? Thats just ridiculous and it cheapens all the deaths of people who died at the hands of this and other terrorist groups.

      Samsung is wrong here but lets stay away from comparisons to terrorists, Natzi and any other ridiculous thing you can think of. It’s just bad taste.

    1. If you don’t look at those two products and see lots of similarities, you may need to get your vision checked. No one had a product that looked like Apple’s till Apple made theirs.

    2. Oh and just in case you need some pointers, lets start with the Phone. You have a black phone, rectangular with rounded corners, a black background with colorful icons arranged in a 4×4 configuration, a “dock” with 4 icons on it, a slit shaped speaker, and white dots on the screen to indicate which of many screens you are on. Those are a few I see just from the picture, I’m sure there are more.

      One or two of these features (like your laughable comment that it was just the rectangular feature in question) taken by them selves wouldn’t seem to be an infringement, all of them together and it starts to get obvious.

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