Samsung Scores a Minor Victory Against Apple in Australia; Gets Tablet Ban Revoked

If they ever made an interesting movie on the twists and turns in the patent battles between Apple and Samsung, I, for one, would definitely pay to watch it.

Apple had earlier succeeded in getting a ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. However, a week ago, an Australian appeals court judge stated that the ban wasn’t “terribly fair” to Samsung. The appeals court was considering Samsung’s request to lift the injunction.

Today, the temporary ban was finally overturned, enabling Samsung to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The ban will be lifted on Friday, giving Apple enough time to appeal this decision in the High Court.

The final hearing on the patent infringement suit will still be pending, but Samsung now has a chance to cash in on the growing tablet market during the Christmas season, when sales are generally at an all-time high.

In other news, Apple is now going after Samsung in Germany again. Samsung had modified the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to sell it in Germany, after it was banned following a lawsuit by Apple. Apparently, Apple isn’t satisfied by those superficial changes, and wants a ban on the modified tablet too.

You win some, you lose some, right?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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