Apple has little battles being fought on multiple fronts around the world as it seeks to stop what it feels are copycat products that are looking to take the easy route by copying its products like the iPhone and iPad. One of the fronts that Apple is fighting Samsung on is in Australia. Apple has won a skirmish in the patent war too with Samsung agreeing to not sell its tablets in the country pending the outcome of the legal battle.
Apple has alleged that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on ten Apple patents. The patents that Apple alleges the Samsung tablet infringes on include the look and feel of the iPad as well as the touchscreen tech. Samsung agreed to not sell the tablet in Australia until the case is resolved. Samsung will pay damages if it loses the case.
Apple is seeking an injunction to stop the sale of the tablet in Australia and other countries. Samsung says that Apple is basing the Australian claims on the US version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is said to be different from the version sold in Australia. Samsung has provided three samples of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Apple that will be sold in Australia for review.
Thanks Dylan![via Bloomberg]