Australian Samsung Galaxy Ban Lifted In Apple IP Battle

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 11:26 PM EST) -- An Australian appeals court on Tuesday overturned a lower court's ban on the sale of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the country, despite Apple Inc.'s claims that the product infringes its touch screen patents.

The three-judge panel's order was issued in response to Samsung's cross-claims against Apple, which contend Justice Annabelle Bennett erred in holding that Apple had established a sufficient case of infringement of Australian Patent Numbers 2005246219, the "Touch screen patent," and 2007286532, the "Heuristics patent."

The panel agreed,...
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