Apple has filed a law suit against the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Apple believes that there are similarities in Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy tablet.
Apple said, "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."
With this lawsuit Galaxy will be banned from Australia until the final verdict of the case is not made. Samsung will miss out on the holiday season of the year, when the sales chances are bolstered.
However, Samsung is well aware of the effects, the delay of its release could cause. Therefore, it was decided by the company to cancel the product’s launch in the Land Down Under, Australia. This decision was necessary because otherwise, if the launch had
to wait for the trial to finish, that may make the product obsolete in the world of mushrooming technologies.
In the statement which was released by the Samsung, it said, "Samsung will continue its legal proceeding against Apple’s claim in order to ensure our innovative products remain available to consumers. This is a part of our ongoing legal proceeding against
It also said, "Samsung is also confident it can prove Apple’s violation of Samsung’s wireless technology patents through a cross-claim filed on September 16, 2011 with the Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales. Our wireless standard patents are essential
for mobile business. We will continue to legally assert our intellectual property rights against those who violate Samsung’s patents and free ride on our technology."
The two companies will return to the courtroom to evaluate whether or not Samsung will be allowed to sell a modified version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung had offered a settlement with Apple, saying it would remove the offending features. Apple declined
to accept the settlement.
Samsung has successfully used this strategy in Europe. It will be allowed to resume sales of several Galaxy S smartphones.