Court lifts Samsung tablet ban in Australia

9 Dec 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Christmas shoppers in Australia will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, now that the country’s High Court has lifted a ban on the sale of the tablet computer.

Samsung had been unable to sell products in Australia since July, after Apple won a case in which it claimed Samsung copied its iPad tablet and iPhone smartphone.

It’s the latest move in Apple and Samsung’s ongoing smartphone and tablet patent disputes which span across the globe, including Japan, the US and Europe.

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Apple alleges Samsung has infringed on the design of its iPhone and iPad.

Samsung has also countersued, saying Apple has infringed on its wireless patents and has tried to ban the sale of the iPhone 4S in four countries, including Australia.