Samsung won round of patent fight with Apple in Australia.

Samsung winsSydney: Samsung Electronics won a round of its staining global patent fight with Apple Inc when an Australian court lifted a ban on the sale of its Galaxy tablet computer in Christmas time.

But, the South Korean firm’s conquest in a Sydney courtroom was raged by a setback the earlier day in Paris, where another court rejected its bid to block sales of Apple’s iPhone 4S in France.

Apple and Samsung have been involved in some 30 legal cases in 10 countries since April, as they push for the top spot in the booming smartphone and tablet markets.

Australian High Court ruling permits Samsung to offer the device to Australian shoppers for the final weeks of the key Christmas shopping season and came a week following a US court denied Apple’s appeal to ban Galaxy phones and tablets in the country.

On Thursday, Apple plea against the US decision, which depressed the iPhone and iPad maker of vital leverage.

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