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Samsung ban lifted in Australia, maynot be for too long

Another news coming out of the patent wars from Australia as its Federal Court in Sydney lifts the ban over the Samsung for just a short period of time

Well, after a long time of trial ultimately Samsung got some relief from the Sydney Court as it has lifted the ban. But Apple was mere swift to come into the act. Justice Lindley Foster granted a stay in the lifting the ban of the tablet till Friday 4pm.

Soon after the Federal Court full bench ruled to allow that the marketing and sale of the tablet, Apple immediately wanted to reverse the decision in the High Court. They sought to table an affidavit by senior counsel Sue Gilchrist detailing her clients concerns.

Apple said that they would apply for the special leave to the High Court to have the decision overturned and also sought a new deadline of 4pm AEDT on Friday before the ban was lifted. Stephen Burley, Apple’s senior counsel also told the Federal Court that the lifting of the ban and allowing Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 would significantly harm Apple in Australia.

On the other hand Samsung’s counsel mentioned that the stay would be an injustice and hardship his client's sufferings will increase even further. 

However from all this Samsung might get hope for its future with the Samsung Galaxy tab. As this product was to be launched in the middle of 2011 but because of the infringement of its patents it has not been fully available in most of the parts of the world. According to the proceedings of the Court in Australia it can be further extended to the mid of 2012. 

Although this is only a hope but the patent war still continues with both hoping to win the appeal. So the Australian consumers will have to wait till mid-2012 to know whether they can get a Samsung Galaxy tab in the market or not.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-12- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)