Apple has rejected an offer from Samsung to help settle their legal battle in Australia, “hoping for an important court victory there in its global campaign of patent litigation,” notes “Reuters” (

Samsung had made a proposal to Apple to resolve their patent dispute in Australia regarding touch-screen technology, a Sydney court was told Friday — as reported by “Bloomberg” ( Samsung lawyer David Catterns didn’t give details about the proposal. “Bloomberg” says Catterns’s proposal is a bid to end the last dispute over patent technology in Australia that’s seen Samsung hold off selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in the country.

Apple claims Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets “slavishly” copied its iPhone and iPad and has launched an international legal battle. The battle is expected to hurt growth at one of the South Korean firm’s fastest-growing businesses, says “Reuters.”