Samsung Appeals Australian Galaxy Tab Ban


Not that anyone thought they wouldn’t, Samsung has formally filed to appeal an Australian court’s decision to ban importation and sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country. The ruling was made after Apple took its global patent war down under, making claims that Samsung has infringed on Apple’s product design. As part of their appeal, Samsung counsel Neil Young — not the guitar-weilding folk singer, though his penchant for standing against social injustice would be fitting in this case– argued that Justice Annabelle Bennet, the judge presiding over the original trial, made her decision based on “irrelevant considerations.” Samsung has been granted an appeal hearing, which is expected to begin the week of November 21st. Regardless of the final verdict, Samsung will likely miss any chance of delivering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in time to make a big holiday splash.

[via Wall Street Journal]

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  1. I somehow read: Samsung Galaxy Taliban O.o

    1. Weird that you overlooked the “Appeals Australian” between Samsung and Galaxy :P

    2. not weird at all in fact, the brain focuses on the first and last letter of each word, the order of the others letters is not really important.
      That is how you can read this :
      occdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
      And why somehow you misread tab-ban for taliban

      1. lol nice! My brain read that without a problem!

  2. Apple is so gay

    1. Really? In the “happy” sense? The “homosexual” sense? Or just the “I don’t have a very large vocabulary and insist on using derogatry descriptors” way?

      1. In the way that Apple are huge faggots

      2. The word “gay” is still considered an insult, this is why people still use it that way. In an urban sense “Gay” means something unwanted, undesirable, disgusting, and downright WRONG.

        1. Maybe if you’re still in highschool. adults rarely use “gay” as an insult unless they’re ironically mocking the way children use it. It’s very insulting to gay people to be compared to everything you don’t like. please don’t use that word as a generic insult.

          1. I am 26. Also, many words in the English language have multiple meanings. Gay has at least 3 meanings. The word itself has been around longer than when Gay people started using it to label themselves. I’m sure that in the future this word will cease to be used as an insult.

          2. Yeah. Words change over time, and hopefully this one will move on as well. It’ll move faster if we stop condoning its use as an insult though. (I’m also 26 btw)

          3. Then give us back the rainbow!

    2. Yes, Apple is EXTREMELY Gay. Drowning rat clawing at the edges of a bucket, while we shove a stick in its face :)

  3. Hmm, I think I need to rethink my packing strategy for my upcoming trip to Australia. Who needs clothes anyway?!? Now I just have to work on my convincing story for customs:

    “Why, yes officer, I do need all thirty of those NIB Galaxy Tabs for personal use. What am I using them for? Uh, a giant light source for taking photos. Oh! And a giant display wall as a background too.”

    Cha-ching! :p

    1. We can import the 10.1 from the uk without issues, or there are some retailers selling online the ‘imported’ model and this is getting around the sammy can’t sell the 10.1 within australia. Nothing is stopping imported models being sold.

      so for all us in aus, PLEASE PACK CLOTHES for your trip!

  4. WHAT? Who is in charge in the art department? The symbols seem…reversed.

    Godzilla (the good monster) should be Samsung, while Anguirus (the cranky mutated ankylosaurus) should be Apple. I hope he/she saved that image in layers…

    Lawyers! Get ON! (inside joke for anime fans)

  5. Godzilla Raids Again, haven’t seen that in years.

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