In an Australian appeals court, Samsung won the latest legal battle in its ongoing intellectual property dispute with Apple, which has taken place throughout the course of 2011. The judicial ruling overturned a sales injunction that had prevented the Korean electronics company from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in the country, according to Bloomberg.
The news source reports that Apple's only chance of blocking the results of this verdict lies with the High Court, Australia's equivalent of the United States Supreme Court, in the nation's capital city of Canberra. If that legal body does not grant Apple an emergency appeal to keep the injunction intact, Samsung can start Australian sales of the Tab 10.1 on December 2.
Samsung spokesperson Nam Ki Yung celebrated the legal victory and promised to release an official announcement on the tablet's availability on the Australian mobile device and mobile phone accessories market in the near future.
"The ruling clearly affirms that Apple's legal claims lack merit," Yung told the news source. Apple responded with an emailed statement affirming its right to fight for its intellectual property.
In mid-November, PCWorld reported that Samsung responded to a similar temporary injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany by releasing versions of the device with various modifications.