Apple Loses Fight Against Galaxy Tab 10.1 Being Sold In Australia
After much tooing and froing, Samsung can finally sell its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia after the Australian High Court rejected Apple's case for selling the unit.
Apple alleged that some of the technology being used in the Samsung product breached Apple patents. Although Apple originally lost the case on November 30th, it asked that the rival tablet still not be allowed to be sold while it applied to the High Court for leave to appeal the November decision. Today, the High Court denied them leave to appeal, so now the device can be sold.
Official Statement From Samsung
As the High Court has today rejected Apple’s leave to appeal, Samsung Electronics Australia is pleased to announce the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be available in stores in time for the Christmas shopping period from a RRP of $579 (16GB WiFi variant) and a RRP of $729 (16GB 3G variant).
Samsung Electronics Australia is pleased with today’s judgment by the High Court of Australia to deny Apple’s request to appeal the decision of the Full Court.
The Full Court of Australia decision on November 30 clearly affirmed our view that Apple’s claims lack merit and that an injunction should not have been imposed on the GALAXY Tab 10.1.