Apple loses to Samsung, Galaxy Tab ban lifted

An Australian federal court has lifted the ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab products in Australia after it was imposed by a lower court in October this year.

The court did, however, grant Apple a stay on the ban until this Friday (2 December).

Lawyers for Apple declined to comment on the ruling, though a stay on the ban until Friday could allow them time to launch an appeal against the decision. If Apple needs more time, they would have to appeal to the High Court of Australia for an extension on the ban.

Apple also filed a preliminary injunction request in Germany earlier this week, in an attempt to ban sales of the new Galaxy Tab 10.1N – a redesigned version of the 10.1 inch Galaxy tablet model already banned in that country.

In a statement responding to the ruling, Samsung said that they “believe the [Australian] ruling clearly affirms that Apple’s legal claims lack merit.”

The statement also mentioned that Samsung will make an announcement on the availability of the Galaxy Tab in Australia soon.

Read the full story at: Reuters.

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