Samsung has released an official media statement (via Gizmodo) regarding their ongoing legal spat with Apple related to their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The company is quick to point out the court did not issue an “injunction against the sale of the GALAXY Tab 10.1” like many have reported, but rather Samsung voluntarily delayed the launch “pending the court’s decision in the week commencing September 26, 2011”.
It will definitely be interesting to see how this case plays out in the coming months. Especially with Samsung excepted to launch new variations of the Galaxy Tab at this year’s IFA. Full statement from Samsung below, if you’re interested:
Media Statement: Samsung to Lodge Cross Claim Against Apple in Australia
Following today’s hearing in the Federal Court of Australia, Samsung has agreed to delay the launch of the GALAXY Tab 10.1 pending the court’s decision in the week commencing September 26, 2011. It should be noted that the court has not issued an injunction against the sale of the GALAXY Tab 10.1, and the court did not make any ruling during today’s hearing.
Samsung will continue to actively defend its right to launch the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 in Australia in order to ensure that consumers have a wider selection of innovative products to choose from.
Today, Samsung Electronics informed the Federal Court of Australia it intends to file a cross claim against Apple Australia and Apple Inc. regarding the invalidity of the patents previously asserted by Apple and also a cross claim against Apple regarding violation of patents held by Samsung by selling its iPhones and iPads.
Samsung will lodge the cross claim through the Federal Court in the coming days.
This follows legal action taken by Samsung against Apple for patent infringement in the United States of America, Germany, Korea and others.
Samsung will continue to pursue all possible measures including legal action to defend its intellectual property rights and ensure its innovative products remain available to consumers throughout the world.