Samsung offers Apple deal in Australia

Fri, Sep 30, 2011

Legal, News

The WSJ is reporting that Samsung’s lawyers have made an offer to Apple regarding their ongoing dispute in Australia with respect to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet that Samsung still hasn’t been able to sell in the land down under.

While it remains unclear what the details of said agreement were, Apple attorney Stephen Burley noted that both sides might find the deal mutually beneficial.

“(Samsung’s) inconvenience would be diminished and we would be comforted” by such a deal, he explained.

Justice Annabelle Bennett said that the proposed deal wouldn’t give Samsung the satisfaction of a final answer to the dispute, but Mr. Catterns said it would at least allow the company to sell its new tablet computer ahead of the crucial Christmas sales period.

As it stands now, Samsung is precluded from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, and has seen similar setbacks in Germany. Recently,¬†Australia Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett said she may grant a temporary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to give her more time to go over Apple and Samsung’s legal positions.

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