Only a day after the Australian court’s ruling of lifting sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country, Apple has been granted a 1 week extension of the ban while the company attempts to appeal the decision, as reported by Reuters. The Australian ban was set to expire by 4 p.m local time on Friday but will now run until Dec 9 so the High Court can hear an Apple appeal against a court decision this week to overturn a temporary ban in place since late July.
Citing from the source:
An Australian patent lawyer told Reuters the court was likely to decide next week whether Samsung will be allowed to resume sales before a final hearing due next year, when the product would be obsolete. The lawyer, who is not involved in the case, declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.
The High Court, which is the final court of appeal, will decide if Apple has the right to appeal. The court also granted Apple a stay on lifting the sales ban until Friday afternoon, which has now been extended by a week by the high court.
Samsung had been planning to begin selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia today ahead of shipments into the country this weekend. The company was rushing to bring the device to market in time for the holiday shopping season, but has been forced to put those plans on hold for the time being.
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