A Reuters report confirms the decision by an Australian court to hear Samsung's plea against Apple in March 2012. This news comes as an update to the ongoing feud between Samsung and Apple over alleged patent infringements. Here's a quick recap leading to the present day. Both Apple and Samsung, who're big players in the mobile devices arena have been relentlessly alleging that the other has violated on patents owned by them. In several countries worldwide, both Apple and Samsung have been suing and counter-suing one another to the effect that Samsung's ambitious tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 currently stands temporarily banned in Australia following a court hearing, a final one for which is scheduled for the 25th of this month.
March will decide its fate!
Now, in what follows s Samsung's next move, the March 2012 court hearing regarding the fate of the sales of the iPhone 4S will be a game changer. Interestingly though, at least till March, Apple is free to sell as many units of the iPhone 4S it wants in Australia and the court hearing will decide its course, only later. Although, a definite date for the hearing for March hasn't been set, it has been confirmed that the duration of the hearing will be 3 days. Apple, reportedly was hoping that the Australian court would pick August 2012 as the hearing date, but Justice Annabelle Bennett refused on the grounds that August was too far away and a delayed date would create problems for Samsung, since it was looking at expanding the Android market.
Additionally, a report in Bloomberg confirms that along with iPhone 4S, Samsung has managed to get an early trial in March 2012 for the iPad 2, which it alleges violates its patent about 3G wireless transmissions.
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