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The Galaxy Tab 10.1 (right) is currently banned from sales in Australia, pending the result of Apple's lawsuit against Samsung. No reports of the iPad being banned have arrived yet.  (Source: Daily Mobile)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has proudly admitted to "stealing" ideas from competitors, but argues that Android "steals" from his company's ideas and shouldn't be allowed to, legally.  (Source: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Company will repay Samsung for lost revenue if it loses the case

Apple, Inc. (AAPL) has scored a major victory in latest round of lawsuits [1][2] courtesy of a ban on Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd.'s (SEO:005930) Australian Android tablet sales.  

Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android platform is outselling the iPhone 2 to 1 and is growing at a faster pace than Apple.  So Apple is now trying to stifle its competitor with lawsuits.  It is currently suing all three [1][2][3] of the world's largest Android handset makers.

This week, Samsung agreed to cease sales and advertising of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, pending the outcome of a suit Apple filed against it in Australian court.  The suit is one of many that Apple has filed against Samsung in international courts.  

Like the other suits, in this one Apple contends that Samsung "slavishly" worked to steal its intellectual property, including its patented iPad design -- a thin rectangular tablet with a glass screen and black bezel.  Apple also claims Samsung stole its touchscreen technology.  In all 10 of Apple's patents are cited as being infringed.

Steven Burley, a lawyer for Apple, says the ban on sales was necessary as Samsung made "announcements of an imminent launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 device ongoing since July 20."

So far Samsung has not made similar agreements in the North America, Europe, or Asia.  However, Apple is pursuing a preliminary injunction banning sales in these regions.

Samsung is countersuing Apple.  The company has one of the world's largest patent portfolios and holds more U.S. patents than Apple.  Thus some legal experts believe Apple may have picked an intellectual property fight with the wrong company.

Apple chief executive and co-founder, Steven P. Jobs has bragged about his mastery of stealing ideas from others, stating [video], "Picasso had a saying - 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas." 

Mr. Jobs contends Android handset makers like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola should not be allowed to "steal" the iPad and iPhone's copyrighted look and designs.  

Critics have contended that Apple's patents are so broad that they cover every smart phone and tablet in existence today, as well as non-mobile devices like personal computers.

Apple has agreed to pay Samsung unspecified damages for lost sales, if it loses the case.  It is unclear if this agreement would cover lost sales in the case of a "draw" -- a scenario, which could occur if both companies win their respective lawsuits, forcing a cross-licensing agreement. 

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RE: Frontiers- For Fathers of CREATIVE LEAD---
By Dirk88 on 8/1/2011 3:37:14 PM , Rating: -1
Ha ha ha... They all make their stuff in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and even India. Huwei is too cheap to hire Chinese to make their Android devices, so they make them in India.

Except for Motorola, all the Android device makers are Asian. So little of the money stays in America when you go with Droid! Apple is building a huge spaceship campus in Cupertino to accommodate thousands of jobs in America. Steve Jobs is bringing the jobs here, and Samsung is bringing them to Asia...

You are just smoking crack if you think Android devices are made in the U.S.

Funny how Phandroids like to point out that Apple farted, when the open handset alliance have crapped their trousers...

I think this shows just how plain dumb Phandroids are... Well, you are paying to beta test a technology, so it's par for the course...

RE: Frontiers- For Fathers of CREATIVE LEAD---
By Jeffk464 on 8/1/2011 3:46:32 PM , Rating: 2
Never said android products are made in the US. At this point about the only thing made in the US is weapon systems.

By Omega215D on 8/2/2011 3:11:58 AM , Rating: 2
Fortunately the US still does quite a bit of manufacturing outside of the defense contracts.

Gorilla glass is one of the many and the most prominent in mobile phones nowadays.

By StevoLincolnite on 8/1/2011 4:51:52 PM , Rating: 2
Steve Jobs is bringing the jobs here, and Samsung is bringing them to Asia...

Do you blame Samsung? Their home country is IN Asia. Aka; South Korea.

I doubt their priorities lie with giving the U.S. Jobs.
And believe it or not... The world doesn't revolve around the U.S. either.

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