Australian Court to Make Key Ruling in Tablet War

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 28/09/2011 22:26

The global patent war between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. could reach a milestone Thursday when an Australian court will consider banning distribution of the South Korean company's tablet in the country.

A ruling in Apple's favor would follow its victory in Germany, where a court this month barred Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe's biggest economy on the grounds that it copied Apple's iPad. It would be a major blow for Samsung, which is appealing the German court's ruling and which faces other patent-infringement actions in the U.S., Japan, France and South Korea.

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