While we were just beginning to believe that the dust had settled between the friends-turned-foes – for those who haven't heard about the two bickering – news about them being at it again has been resurfacing. The battle has now moved to Australia.
Not in Australia, for now
According to reports, Apple has got itself an upper hand in Australia, after it won an agreement from Samsung, stating which the latter would not hold the rights to sell the latest version of its tablet computer, unless the lawsuit reaches a decision. According to statements provided by one of Apple’s lawyers, Steven Burley to the Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett, in Sydney, Apple wanted to prevent Samsung from selling its tablet computers in other countries, too. He mentioned this, without really specifying a particular place or a region.
Samsung had been very keen on launching its coveted Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, and had been making announcements for the same, since July 20. Burley stated this to be one of Apple's prime concerns, that in the end triggered the Australian injunction.
Samsung, on the other hand, has conceded to Apple’s demands till the court grants an approving nod to its claims. Till that happens, Samsung has agreed to not advertise, and subsequently not sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Apple has also stated if it happens to be on the losing side of the lawsuit, it would pay Samsung the damages for it; an amount, which it didn’t specify.
To keep yourself updated on the Apple – Samsung lawsuit, watch this space. Click here, to know about the lawsuit in detail.
Publish date: August 2, 2011 10:51 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:16 pm