Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Galaxy Tab Banned From Sale in Australia - A Foreshadowing Of Future Bans In the US?

I haven't really paid attention to the patent wars outside of the US but perhaps I should.  Samsung is currently prevented from launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia because Apple had won an injunction against Samsung.

Initially, Samsung wanted to launch the tablet in the next week or so but has not put that off indefinitely until the legal proceedings are completed or a temporary stay on appeal.

Apparently, the Australian legal system works much faster than it does here in the US.  So, it does give us a glimpse of the future should Apple win some kind of a legal injunction against other Android device makers.  This is what it will look like.

This is a victory for Apple.  At the same time, you have to wonder just how many 10" Galaxy Tabs Samsung will sell going up against the iPad 2.  It have might made more sense to stop the sales of the smartphones.

Source:  Bloomberg via Appleinsider.

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