October 2011 – An Australian court has temporarily banned the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Apple is currently busy with a global patent and design dispute with Samsung accusing them of copying their touch-screen technology and design for the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
This patent and design infringement dispute between Apple and Samsung is currently in 9 countries. Samsung is one of Apple’s biggest competitors in smartphones and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 could miss this Christmas season. Apple has already won a victory in Germany which is Europe’s biggest economy. Germany courts banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung is currently trying to stop the sale of the Apple iPhone 4S in France and Italy, accusing them of design and patent infringement including the 3D transmission patents.