Samsung Appeals Australian Galaxy Tab Ban

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Not that anyone thought they wouldn’t, Samsung has formally filed to appeal an Australian court’s decision to ban importation and sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country. The ruling was made after Apple took its global patent war down under, making claims that Samsung has infringed on Apple’s product design. As part of their appeal, Samsung counsel Neil Young — not the guitar-weilding folk singer, though his penchant for standing against social injustice would be fitting in this case– argued that Justice Annabelle Bennet, the judge presiding over the original trial, made her decision based on “irrelevant considerations.” Samsung has been granted an appeal hearing, which is expected to begin the week of November 21st. Regardless of the final verdict, Samsung will likely miss any chance of delivering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in time to make a big holiday splash.
[via Wall Street Journal]

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