“An Australian retailer who Apple is threatening to sue for selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 despite an injunction is calling Apple’s bluff and says it’s ready for a ‘cat and mouse’ game,” Asher Moses reports for The Sydney Morning Herald.
“The retailer, dMavo, is restructuring its business in the hope of blunting Apple’s legal threats but a senior patent lawyer said this was a risky strategy that could backfire,” Moses reports. “Apple won a temporary injunction against Samsung last month forbidding the company from offering its tablet in Australia until a full hearing could determine whether Samsung “slavishly copied” the iPad, as Apple claims.”
Moses reports, “But, despite the injunction, several Australian online sellers have been doing a roaring trade in the Galaxy Tab, ignoring threats of legal action by Apple. At least one, dMavo, said it had created a separate entity in Europe to place it outside the jurisdiction of Australian courts, with the tablets delivered to customers from Asia… ‘I am curious to know whether they [dMavo] have actually obtained any advice from an experienced patent lawyer, because their strategy strikes me as risky,’ said Mark Summerfield, senior associate and patent specialist at Melbourne law firm Watermark.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Rip roaring trade” for iPad wannabes: They sold three last week and only two were returned.