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Samsung’s banned tablet to be available Friday

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be on sale in Australia as soon as Friday after an extended court battle with Apple over alleged patent infringements.

Apple had the Samsung tablet banned from sale in Australia but this decision was overturned in the Federal Court earlier this week.

Apple won a week-long extension on the ban until December 9 to appeal the decision and delayed Samsung’s bid to get the device to market before Christmas.  

“Samsung believes Apple has no basis for its application for leave to appeal,” Samsung said in a statement.

In the judgment handed down earlier this week overturning the ban the court added Samsung had to keep accounts of all devices sold across Australia.

You can read the whole judgment here.

The case in Australia between Apple and Samsung is just one of a number of legal battles between the two companies in a number of other markets around the world.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Apple alleged patent infringements with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s design and touchscreen which led to the case to come before the courts in September.

On October 13, Apple was granted an injunction to ban the Samsung tablet from being sold in Australia.

The latest decision has revered that injunction and will allow Samsung to begin selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia on December 9.

Apple, meanwhile, is working on appealing the decision.

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