“Samsung Electronics won Australian court approval for fast-tracking its appeal against a ban on the sale of its new Galaxy tablet computer in the country, part of an ongoing global legal battle with iPad maker Apple Inc.,” Reuters reports.
“Apple was granted an injunction against Samsung earlier this month in Australia, temporarily preventing the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tab — a key rival to the iPad in the fast-growing tablet computer market,” Reuters reports. “Samsung sought and has been granted an expedited hearing by the Federal Court in Sydney, hoping to overturn the ban before the busy pre-Christmas shopping season.”
“Apple successfully moved to block Samsung from selling its tablets in Germany and a case in the Netherlands has forced Samsung to modify some smartphone models,” Reuters reports. “Samsung had been reluctant to agree to an expedited Australian hearing, despite the risk of missing out on Christmas sales, because it said it needed time to prepare a proper defence against Apple’s case.”
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MacDailyNews Take: There is no “proper defense” for the indefensible.
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 uses iPhone screenshot for Galaxy Player promo – October 18, 2011
Judge: Can you tell me which is iPad and which is yours? Samsung lawyer: ‘Not at this distance your honor’ – October 14, 2011
Why are Apple’s icons on the wall of Samsung’s store? – September 24, 2011
Samsung’s ‘Instinct’ is obviously to make Apple iPhone knockoffs – April 1, 2008