Samsung Australia responds to the loss to Apple in the United States
After the news arose about Samsung’s loss to Apple in the United States, the tech world was a bit shaken. If you haven’t heard, Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple 1.049 billion USD for ‘copying’ the design of the iPhone – but it doesn’t end there. Apple has also requested a ban on eight Samsung products (in the United States), being all the Galaxy S II variants in the United States and a couple Galaxy S models. This includes the:
- Galaxy S 4G
- Galaxy S II AT&T
- Galaxy S II
- Galaxy S II T-Mobile
- Galaxy S II Epic 4G
- Galaxy S Showcase
- Droid Charge
- Galaxy Prevail
Here’s what Samsung Australia had to say about the court-case in the US:
The effects of the trial at the US District Court for the Northern District of California will remain limited to the US market. The hearing of Samsung’s case against Apple in Australia is due to resume in September and the hearing of Apple’s case against Samsung will not commence until next year in Australia.
So, there you have it. The hearings are limited to the United States, with Australian cases to return to activity in September and next year. What’s interesting is that Samsung’s ‘attack’ on Apple is beginning in Australia first, which is quite different to what we’re all used to. So, come September, Samsung is claiming in Australia that Apple has violated it’s patents, and in the US, Apple will be attempting to ban Samsung products.
September will be a tumultuous month for the tech world, with these two giants going at each other in both the US and Australia. Stay tuned.