Sydney: Apple Inc. won one more delay in the release of Samsung Electronics Co.’s newest tablet computer in Australia, with the South Korean company assenting not to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 until the end of September, the sources said.
Apple based in Cupertino, California, sued Samsung in Sydney Federal Court last month, asserting the 10.1 tablet infringes Apple patents. Apple also sued Samsung in the US and Germany, claiming the Galaxy products slavishly copies the design and technology of the iPad and iPhone.
Samsung planned to set off selling the Australian model of the 10.1 tablet in the week of Sept. 12, with the company’s lawyer David Catterns today telling Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett he would oppose any attempts to prevent the sales from starting as planned.
Samsung had decided at an August 2 hearing to delay the sales of the 10.1 tablet to August 31, after Apple asserted the device infringed 10 of its patents, including the look of the iPad.
Samsung said the claim was based on a US model and the Australian version was different. The company last week provided Apple’s legal team with 3 samples of the 10.1 version planned to be sold in Australia.