The much publicized legal wrangling between Apple and Samsung continues, as the two companies do battle through the courts with claims and counter claims. Samsung recently offered a deal to Apple in an attempt to get its Galaxy Tab 10.1 out to Australian consumers. But there is no end in sight as Apple reject Samsung’s olive branch.
Last week Samsung offered to “help ensure an expedited court hearing” on condition that Apple would allow the company to launch the Galaxy 10.1 in Australia. Apple did admit the deal would help the company in some ways, but according to AppleInsider they rejected the offer.
Apple’s attorney said “It is one we don’t accept and there is no surprise. The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch (of the Galaxy 10.1) and maintain the status quo”. A Samsung lawyer told the court a settlement will not be achieved considering how far things have now advanced.
Samsung has agreed to remove two features of its device that allegedly violate Apple’s patents, and leaves the two electronic giants fighting over one remaining patent dispute for the tablet PC. Sales of the Galaxy 10.1 were delayed by Samsung in the country until a judge has given his ruling on the matter later this week.
The dispute between the companies has been ongoing now since April after Apple accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of its devices. It has been revealed that only last year Steve Jobs tried to talk with Samsung to resolve matters, but after these broke down lawyers were called in.
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