Apple Rejects Samsung Compromise Offer for Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

As we all know by now, Apple and Samsung are in a patent battle. A week ago, it was  reported  that  Steve Jobs was said to have contacted Samsung in July of 2010, initiating negotiations between the two companies regarding the patent disputes. The effort proved to be unsuccessful, which caused Apple to file mutiple patent lawsuits against Samsung.

At present, Apple is seeking an injunction against Samsung preventing the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Samsung  agreed  to delay the device’s launch several times as the injunction was being considered by the court. Last week,  The Wall Street Journal  reported  that  Samsung’s lawyers had proposed a deal to Apple that would allow Samsung to launch its delayed Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia as soon as next week. Samsung’s proposed deal was not disclosed to the court.

Now, Reuters reports that Apple has rejected that offer from Samsung that would have allowed the company to release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

“It is one we don’t accept and there is no surprise. The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch (of the Galaxy 10.1) and maintain the status quo,” Apple attorney Steven Burley told the Federal Court.

Apple is currently involved in legal disputes against Android handset makers, including Samsung and HTC. Samsung has  fired back  with its own lawsuits, which has caused the two companies to be involved in lawsuits spread across four continents. Apple  has recently won cases against both Samsung and HTC.

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Parth Dhebar

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