Galaxy Tab Oz ban ruling due next week
Apple, Samsung wait with bated breath
The Australian court's ruling on Apple's injunction request against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country is now expected next week.
Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett had made no promises on the decision but said she would try to get it out as soon as possible. However Friday passed in Australia with no word on her ruling.
The preliminary injunction has become the focus of the case there after a peace offering from Samsung was rejected by Apple earlier this week.
Samsung had already made enough compromises to reduce Apple's patent claims in the case down to one when it offered some sort of unknown deal to sort the whole thing out.
Apple stood firm however, saying the deal, the details of which remain a mystery, gave no basis for settlement in the case.
The Apple v Samsung patent war is a sprawling global battle with fronts in a number of countries. So far though, it hasn't seemed to cause any serious damage to either opponent, with Samsung announcing healthy estimated earnings earlier today, boosted by smartphone sales, and Apple continuing to trade places with Exxon as the most valuable company in the world by market capitalisation. ®
See title. Thank God there are still some journalists with a command of English out there. It's an odd port in the storm, but I'll put in at el Reg if you can avoid jarring journalistic gems like the headline, "Decapitated heads found in Mexico City" (the heads had their heads cut off?!), articles regularly using the phrases "could of" and "should of" rather than "could have" and "should have", and, as a non-style-but-still-egregious runner up, an article describing CFC-charged inhalers as releasing chemicals which "deplete the atmoshpere". Better stock up on canned air.
Oh, and to those who wish to point the inevitable spelling or grammar fault in this 1 a.m. BlackBerry post, as if it belies hypocrisy, I would like to point out that I'm an entrepreneur, Jim, not a writer. Writing professionally is a specialty, and not an easy one. If you aren't a writer by trade, hey, what's the odd confusion between head and body? But if you write for fucking CNN - get your house in order, people! For Chrissakes, where are your heads at?
DO NOT CARE. These companies are turning into squabbling children in a car on a long journey. After a bit, we will all shout, 'for gods sake shut up'.
Hang on. Are any law companies on the Stock exchange? Can I buy shares?
Sounds like they'd be worth more than Apple/Samsung.