The most high-profile lawsuit of our times between Cupertino-based Apple and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics may well be on its way to calmer waters. Seeking an out-of-court settlement ahead of the scheduled hearing tomorrow, Samsung has offered to remove certain features off its Galaxy Tab 10.1, which Apple had alleged infringes on 3 of its patents. According to a BBC report, Apple has still not come out with its decision – whether it will accept Samsung's proposal or proceed for the hearing of the lawsuit scheduled tomorrow. The report further suggests that if Apple agrees to Samsung's proposal, then not only could the hearing in this respect close, it would also mean that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 would sell in Australia.
Those following our reports on the Apple – Samsung lawsuit would know that early in August, Apple had managed to stall the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, a market, Samsung had been eyeing for the sale of its tablet for sometime now. Not only that, Samsung had also agreed to not advertise about the Galaxy Tab 10.1 till the court reached a decision. This ruling was followed by Samsung counter-suing Apple in Australia, claiming that Apple had infringed on a couple of wireless patents, which it owned. Herein, Samsung added that Apple's allegations on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not hold any water, and that the court should revoke them.
A final word from Apple is awaited, which would decide the fate of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. To know the complete Apple vs Samsung lawsuit, click here.
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