Samsung says it is “pleased” with the result of a decision by the Australian Federal Court which has seen the temporary injunction on the company’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 lifted immediately.
Apple had been fighting to keep the injunction in place, claiming the device infringed upon a number of Apple patents and should not be allowed for sale in the country. It won during proceedings over the last couple of months, with the Judge siding with the company on the decision and putting an interim injunction in place.
In a statement issued by the company following today’s proceedings, Samsung Australia welcomed the announcement and said it will announce the details for the market availability of the Galaxy Tab “shortly”.
“Samsung Electronics Australia is pleased with today’s unanimous decision by the Federal Court to lift the preliminary injunction on sales of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1,” the company said.
“We believe the ruling clearly affirms that Apple’s legal claims lack merit.
We will make an announcement regarding the market availability of the GALAXY Tab 10.1 in Australia shortly.”
The two companies will most likely return to the courts next year to battle the case, with Samsung filing to block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the country as a result of patent infringements.
Apple is yet to comment on today’s proceedings.