. Space Industry and Business News .

Samsung tablet ban extended in Australia
by Staff Writers
Sydney (AFP) Dec 2, 2011

Australia's High Court Friday extended a ban on selling Samsung's Galaxy 10.1 tablet for at least another week, despite a lower court allowing the device to compete in stores with Apple's iPad.

The Australian case is one of several patent tussles going on around the world between Samsung and Apple as they seek to dominate the US$100 billion market for tablet computers and smartphones.

The Federal Court in Sydney Wednesday lifted a temporary ban on the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pending a full hearing into whether the device copies the iPad.

But Apple immediately won a stay of orders and requested the High Court prolong the injunction.

A spokeswoman for the High Court said Justice Dyson Heydon had expedited the matter into the special leave list in Sydney set for next Friday.

"He also extended the stay -- which prevents Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet -- until the determination of the application for special leave to appeal," she said.

The South Korean electronics giant has previously said, through its Australian lawyer, that any extension of the ban "simply serves to prolong the injustice suffered by Samsung".

But Apple claims the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which has not yet been sold in Australia, infringes 13 of its patents.

The temporary injunction was initially granted in October on a finding that Apple had established a prima facie case that the device breached two patents related to touchscreen technology.

It was overturned by a full bench federal court which noted that further delaying the sale of the Galaxy would effectively "kill off" the device.

The date for the full hearing has not been set.

Samsung and Apple are engaged in an ongoing battle over smartphone and tablet technology in the United States, Japan and South Korea. Apple recently won a ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany related to copyright breaches.

Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research

Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
Buy Advertising Editorial Enquiries


. Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

YouTube remake spotlights TV-style channels
San Bruno, California (AFP) Dec 1, 2011
YouTube on Thursday unveiled a major redesign that showcases television-style channels and promises slicker integration with other Google online properties. "We are trying hard to marry the best of TV and the best of online," YouTube vice president of product development Shishir Mehrotra said while providing an early glimpse of the changes at the company's offices in San Bruno. "The term ... read more

Smartphone snooping sparks lawsuits and denials

Samsung tablet ban extended in Australia

Smartphone addicts starting to feel the pain

UCLA researchers demonstrate fully printed carbon nanotube transistor circuits for displays

Raytheon First to Successfully Test With On-Orbit AEHF Satellite

Lockheed Martin AMF JTRS Team Demonstrates Communications and Tactical Data Sharing At Army Exercise

Boeing Ships WGS-4 to Cape Canaveral for January Launch

Harris to maintain satellite ground system

Europe's third ATV is loaded with cargo for its 2012 launch by Arianespace

Assembly milestone reached with Ariane 5 to launch next ATV

Russia launches Chinese satellite

AsiaSat 7 Spacecraft Separation Successfully Completed

Authorities Gauge Impact of Europe's Galileo Navigation Satellite System

Russia's Glonass-M satellite put into orbit

ITT Exelis and Chronos develop offerings for the Interference, Detection and Mitigation market

GMV Supports Successful Launch of Europe's Galileo

Hundreds of flights cancelled due to Beijing smog

Air France suspends maintenance in China

US 'concerned' about EU airline carbon rules

German airline seeks Chinese, Gulf investors: report

The interplay of dancing electrons

Toshiba to shut three Japan semiconductor plants

In new quantum-dot LED design, researchers turn troublesome molecules to their advantage

Researchers watch a next-gen memory bit switch in real time

China launches remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XIII

Texas Drought Visible in New National Groundwater Maps

APL Proposes First Global Orbital Observation Program

Government investment brings low cost radar satellites to market

Smog sparks debate over Beijing air standards

No breath of relief for kids in dirty Czech steel hub

UI engineers conduct residential soils study

6,000 evacuated after China chemical plant blast


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2012 - Space Media Network. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement