The war is far from over, although Apple might have won some battles here and there concerning Samsung’s devices that purportedly infringes on Apple’s intellectual property. Samsung gains some respite Down Under, with word that the South Korean giant picked up victory in an early trial concerning their claim that both the iPhone and iPad 2 in Australia actually infringes its patents on 3G wireless transmissions. According to Australia Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett, she ordered that a trial on Samsung’s claims to be held next March, clearly going against the wishes of Apple’s legal eagles who had opposed an early trial.
I guess Apple’s team of lawyers will now need to work extra hard to compile all the documents and prepare for the case since they no longer are able to get their hearing later on. I wonder how the outcome of this trial will affect litigation efforts by both companies that are being held elsewhere around the globe, including in Europe and Japan, not to mention Apple having sued Samsung in April this year Stateside.