An Australian courtroom rejected endeavors by Apple Inc. expand an injunction in opposition to a Samsung Electronics Co. tablet pc, in which the Cupertino, Calif., company claims infringing patents held to its rival iPad product.
Judge Annabelle Bennett turned down applications coming from Apple’s legal representatives to change the words of the verdict, like Samsung would need to provide the company an advance notice of the latest products and become limited in their release of all new pc tablets.
“It doesn’t apply to any other player in the marketplace,” according to Bennett, with regards to Apple’s demand of advance notice just before Samsung releases new products.
Thursday, Judge ABennett decided to stop Samsung from launching its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet pc in Australia. Apple is looking for a complete hearing on whether or not the tablet pc impedes patents on Apple’s touchscreen display technology.
Throughout the hearing, Samsung’s legal representatives stated that this type of judgment could make the Galaxy tablet pc model “commercially dead” within Australia.
The conflict is a continuation in a broader worldwide war by which two of our planet’s greatest technology companies are competing for supremacy in the US$100 billion industry for tablet pc’s and mobile phone handsets.