Apple suit sees Samsung pull Galaxy Tab in Australia

Apple suit sees Samsung pull Galaxy Tab in Australia

Summary: Samsung has agreed not to sell its newest Galaxy Tab 10.1 device in Australia until outstanding litigation with Apple has been resolved, according to reports.

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Samsung has agreed not to sell its newest Galaxy Tab 10.1 device in Australia until outstanding litigation with Apple has been resolved, according to reports.

The Korean company has agreed not to advertise or sell the device in the region until the on-going lawsuit has been resolved, Bloomberg said on Monday.

The upcoming device — set to launch in the UK on Thursday — allegedly infringes on 10 Apple-owned patents according to Steven Burley, an Apple lawyer quoted in the report. Burley added that Apple wants to stop Samsung selling the device in other regions too, but did not specify which countries.

The altercation began in April with Apple suing Samsung over alleged patent infringement, described at the time by Apple as "blatant copying".

Following the filing, Samsung lodged a countersuit, as well as requesting that the International Trade Commission (ITC) ban the import of some Apple products.

If Apple loses the patent lawsuit in Australia, it will then have to pay Samsung unspecified damages, the report said.

Apple is also currently involved in a number of other lawsuits, including suing Amazon over use of the term 'app store', as well as various mobile manufacturers, such as Motorola and HTC.

On 14 June, Apple and Nokia settled a long-running patent dispute. Apple agreed to pay Nokia a one-off fee, as well as on-going royalty payments for the duration of the deal. Specifics of the agreement were not disclosed.

Topic: Mobility

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