Apple set to renew Samsung tablet fight in Australia

Summary:Apple and Samsung are set to return to court in Australia on Monday as they continue their legal battle over alleged patent infringements in the Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung and Apple Australia are set to return to the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday to determine the next step in Apple's patent war against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Apple and Samsung are set to return to court in Australia on Monday as they continue their legal battle over alleged patent infringements in the Galaxy Tab. Photo credit: Josh Miller/CNET News

Apple Australia first took the case to court three weeks ago, claiming that Samsung had infringed on several of its key patents with its Galaxy Tab 10.1, including the "slide to unlock" feature to gain access to the device, as well as the pinch-to-zoom and edge-bounce features for viewing images and reading documents.

Samsung defended itself by telling the court that Apple had been studying a unit sold in the US. The companies entered into a legal compromise whereby Samsung would provide Apple Australia with three Galaxy Tab 10.1 units seven days before the intended local release date for a detailed and highly confidential study to get the record straight.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Apple, Samsung to return to Aussie court on ZDNet Australia.


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