Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2011 18:19 UTC
Legal "Apple won an agreement from Samsung that the South Korean company won't sell the newest version of its tablet computer in Australia until a patent lawsuit in the country is resolved. [...] [Apple] sought an Australian injunction and also wants to stop Samsung from selling the tablet in other countries, Burley said without specifying where. Samsung agreed to stop advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia and not to sell the device until it wins court approval or the lawsuit is resolved, according to an accord reached by lawyers during a break in the hearing. Should Apple lose its patent infringement lawsuit, it agreed to pay Samsung damages, which weren't specified." Free market and competition at work, my friends!
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Simply draconian
by mantrik00 on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 08:01 UTC
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2011-07-06

Such injunctions are simply draconian and hurt consumer choice.
A thought: Apple has no manufacturing capacity, while Samsung has end to end manufacturing capacity. Therefore, Apple is effectively the troll that is buying up or coercing other companies to cross license their patents. Having got the patents it is now intent on screwing up competitors. Clearly, something is wrong with this kind of abuse of patent laws. Time for reform!

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