Apple Got a Win with Samsung and Android in Australia recently
Recent patent which could profitise shut down selling of any Android device in Australia. Truly this is one of the best gifts that ever Steve Jobs may have given to Apple. Steve Jobs had more than three hundred patents on his name, and one of them may be implementable for shutting down the sales of every Android device in Australia’s market.
The Jurisdiction of Australia recently granted Apple an interim injunction on the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, in Australia over allegations of the disuse of two patents by Samsung. Now Florian Mueller says that the patents in remark are very broad, and aren’t specific to only Galaxy Tab 10.1 but also to other such devices. They could very well be used to any Android device which uses touch screen.
If Apple wins the case at the end, it could sue any Android device manufacturer and prevent it from selling any Android device in Australia.
Even if Samsung wins this lawsuit, it’s unlikely that it will be able to do it in time for the holiday season, which means a lot of lost sales for Samsung.
The ruling gave in favor of Apple could also have some impact on the decision of the U.S. court, which is expected to announce its decision soon.
Samsung, the most popular Android device manufacturer has been on the receiving many patent lawsuits at the end likely. It recently agreed for pay licensing fees to one of the major IT Grabber Microsoft for every Android device sold in the U.S.
Google hasn’t been much able to defend its hardware partners at all, despite acquiring just Motorola for $12.5 billion, primarily for its patents.
Samsung has dropped lawsuits over Apple for the infringement of several patents in many other countries whose words are yet to be known,…Hope atleast they come in favour in Samsung to protest its declining sales among android devices so that It doesn’t loss its place among other android devices producing companies.
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