Seems like Apple Inc is in for some ultimate rejoice as the company successfully made the Australian court extend the ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy tablet computers in the country. Apple Inc has been involved with Samsung over the global patent issues and apparently the time is in its favor.
The present extension of the ban comes as a hard blow for Samsung who was looking forward to gain from the up coming festive season and sell its Galaxy products but according to the ruling, Samsung cannot sell this particular product until 9 December 2011.
Apple Inc dragged its contemporary to the court in Australia after holding the South Korean based company, Suwon, guilty for copying its iPad and iPhone. While waiting for the trial, the Federal court ordered Samsung to put a stop at the sales.
Samsung dint really take it too well and appealed against the halt at sales and on Wednesday a full bench of Federal Court over ruled the earlier ruling and granted Samsung the permission to resume its sales on Friday. Apple Inc was vigorous to respond to this with another appeal in return against the decision of the High Court which on Friday extended the ban on the sale of Samsung until next week (December 9), the time they would require to go through Apple’s latest arguments.
The tumultuous battle is just a miniature version of the international battle between the technology giants and their conflicting tablets technologies. Apple which is based in Cupertino, California initiated the battle when it sued Samsung in United States in April, claiming that the product design, user interface Samsung’s Galaxy is a slavish copy of its iPhone and iPad. In an answer, Samsung hit back by alleging Apple for another patent infringement of its wireless and telecommunications technology.
The legal battle of the two giants is now spilled over 10 countries and the Courts in several nation, including the likes of Germany have issued their ruling in the favor of Apple.
When contacted, Apple Inc’s spokeswoman Fiona Martic refused to comment on the Friday;s ruling and rather issued a public statement aimed at tearing apart Samsung.
“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” Apple said in the statement. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong and, as we’ve said many times before, we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”