Monday, August 1, 2011

Apple blocks the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

As reported by Bloomberg, Apple's lawyers have obtained justice that the Australian release of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 be postponed until the trial between the two companies in the United States for patent infringement and models were not set. Apple got the injunction after the announcement by Samsung for ten days as the launch of the tablet was imminent in Australia. This is the first time a product is locked Android following a court decision, while as pointed Florian Mueller, Apple and Samsung are competing in 11 classes from 9 countries on 4 continents. According to Apple, the Galaxy Tab violated ten of its models and patents, including one on the touch technologies: to limit the scope of marketing of the tablet to limit potential losses to Apple because of this trespass Industrial. Apple's lawyers said they were ready to reiterate this demand in other countries where Samsung had launched its tablet, without specifying which ones. The thing was done in the rules and the two companies agreed on a Memorandum: Samsung cannot sell or even advertise the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until the situation is not resolved in the U.S. If Apple were to lose his U.S. trial, the Samsung agrees to indemnify for losses estimated following the withdrawal. Samsung told Apple three copies of the Australian version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for expertise: the Korean company does not defend the American model and hopes to pass between the drops with a local version, revised, which would be complicated to seen patents and models involved. The next hearing was set for Aug. 29 by the judge responsible for the file: this will be to review the first decision and set a date for a possible local trial. Meanwhile in Taoyuan, Peter Chou, HTC's CEO, wanted to reassure investors after the adverse decision of the ITC in the lawsuit pending against Apple. He tried to downplay the decision by U.S. authorities: they say that HTC has certainly violated two patents from Apple, but this would be a "distraction" no possible impact on the activity of HTC as Chou. The CEO of HTC has finally reaffirmed the strategic acquisition of S3 Graphics: its patent portfolio could be a bargaining.

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