Apple wins block on Samsung Galaxy Tab in Australia

Summary:A judge in Australia has ordered a temporary ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, pending a full hearing into whether the device infringes on Apple's intellectual property

Apple has been awarded an interlocutory injunction by the Federal Court of Australia against Samsung and its Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The ruling means that the product will be kept off Australian shelves until a full patent case can be heard.

Justice Annabelle Bennett read from a summary judgement text in Sydney on Thursday, saying she had evenly weighed the balance of convenience to determine which party would be most inconvenienced by a judgement made either way. The balance of convenience was almost evenly weighted, but the balance eventually fell in favour of Apple, Bennett told a packed out courtroom.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Apple wins injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on ZDNet Australia.


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