Samsung have had a small victory, in that they’ve applied (successfully) for an expedited appeal hearing. If their luck continues, and their appeal is successful, then we might see the Galaxy Tab 10.1 available for sale soon – but the expedited appeal is no indicator of whether the substantive appeal will be successful.
In the increasingly ridiculous legal battles between Samsung and Apple, this round goes to Samsung. Following claims of “Savagely copying” the iPad 2 design, patent infringements and general name calling the losers in the battle are the Australian retailers and the consumers who have been anxiously awaiting the device’s Australian launch.
After Apple won a temporary injunction to ban the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, Samsung promptly filed an appeal. The application to expedite the appeal hearing has been granted meaning over the next week or two the hearing will commence and we’ll likely see a final decision sooner rather than later.
This doesn’t mean Samsung has won yet, but it will give them a fighting chance to get their Galaxy Tab out before Christmas, if they make a good enough case.
At this time we don’t have any further information: Once the date is set and further information comes to hand the team here at Ausdroid will keep you informed.