The ongoing patent spat between Apple and Samsung keeps snowballing in Apple’s favor. After Apple successfully got Australia to issue a temporary judicial ban on the launch and sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung is thinking about completely scrapping the tablet project in Australia. Samsung’s legal representative Neil Young told the court that the temporary ban would cause the Korean manufacturer to miss out on the holiday season, and a reversal of the ban after the trial, as Apple wants, would cause the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be dead-on-arrival. Justice Annabelle Bennett was told that Samsung would need to reverse the ruling within two weeks in order to sell the tablet in Australia. Apple had refused Samsung’s offer of a quick trial if Apple had agreed to drop the call for a temporary ban. Bennett has said that she won’t need a lot of time to consider Apple’s request but Samsung says it can’t even begin to defend itself until next year because it needs to collect evidence. Young said that Samsung was willing to do anything it took to get the 10.1 on shelves by mid-October. “We are absolutely desperate,” he said.
Source : Bloomberg
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