Samsung has agreed not to sell or advertise the Galaxy Tab 10.1 before Sept. 30 in Australia as part of an ongoing legal battle, reports the “Sydney Morning Herald” (http://macte.ch/SsZk4)
Apple will detail the specific patents involved in the case by this Friday and will provide a more comprehensive statement of facts by Sept. 5, the article adds. Samsung will provide points in answer by Sept. 16, with the case going to a formal hearing on Sept. 26 and 29. Top executives and inventors from both Apple and Samsung may appear in person or over video link to explain their patents, reports the “Herald.”
Earlier this month it was announced that Apple had won an agreement from Samsung that the South Korean company won’t sell the newest version of its tablet computer in Australia until a patent lawsuit in the country is resolved. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes 10 Apple patents, including the “look and feel,” and touchscreen technology of the iPad, Steven Burley, a lawyer for Apple, told Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett in Sydney. Apple sought an Australian injunction and wants to stop Samsung from selling the tablet in other countries, Burley said.
— Dennis Sellers