Samsung Galaxy Tab Blocked from Australian Market by Apple Patents

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:23

October 4, 2011 - In a new twist for the mobile electronics industry, Apple has refused to talk patent licensing with its competitor, Samsung - and will thus block the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Tab mobile computing device in Australia.

Samsung's Galaxy products have been found to infringe Apple's patents. Normally, that would mean that Samsung could take a license under the patents and continue to do business.

However, in this instance, Apple has opted to leave injunctions in place that keep the infringing products off the market, rather than grant licenses to a competitor.