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Apple refuses Samsung settlement in Australian tablet case

Apple refuses Samsung settlement in Australian tablet case

Apple has rejected Samsung's mysterious settlement offer as the Korean company attempted to get its Galaxy Tab 10.1 on sale in Australia, with the two firms described as "a considerable distance apart." Samsung maintains that Apple has denied any settlement, the WSJ's liveblog from the Australian court reports, while Apple argues that the barrage of concerns it had apparently fired back "were requests for details, not a rejection of the offer."

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Samsung offers Apple mystery deal to settle patent suit

Samsung offers Apple mystery deal to settle patent suit

Samsung has reportedly presented Apple with a mysterious olive branch in Australia today, a proposal intended to end the legal wrangling over Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales down under. Details of the proposed settlement have not been revealed, Bloomberg reports, but Apple lawyer Steven Burley told the Australian courts that the Cupertino company would "need time to consider it." Currently, Samsung has frozen plans to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia pending a preliminary injunction court decision, previously expected to be given next week.

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Steve Jobs opened Samsung patent negotiations court told

Steve Jobs opened Samsung patent negotiations court told

Apple ex-CEO Steve Jobs personally contacted Samsung management in 2010, in an attempt to hash out the ongoing patent concerns and give the Korean company "a chance to do the right thing" it has been revealed. The exec outreach news was shared as part of Apple's legal presentation in Austalian courts yesterday, the WSJ reports, though Jobs' involvement was apparently limited to just the initial olive-branch. "The discussions started with contact from [Jobs], and then he wasn't involved in meetings beyond that" senior Apple exec Richard Lutton confirmed during cross-examination.

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Samsung Tab 8.9 Unboxing and hands-on [WiFi edition]

Samsung Tab 8.9 Unboxing and hands-on [WiFi edition]

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 has landed, the company's second Android Honeycomb slate, delivering more of what we've seen before: easy internet, email and multimedia access in a slimline form-factor. The latest stage of Samsung's iPad assault, the Tab 8.9 has dropped onto the SlashGear test bench today. Question is, can Samsung make a convincing argument for what's only a slightly smaller screen?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with T-Mobile AWS bands visits FCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with T-Mobile AWS bands visits FCC

What appears to be another version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has just passed through the FCC with support for T-Mobile bands. Despite the ban in Germany and continued legal drama all around, Samsung's well-received Android tablet is still welcome here in the states, at least for the time being. WiFi-only and Verizon 4G LTE versions are already available and now another one could be heading to T-Mobile.

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Apple injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1 upheld in Germany

Apple injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1 upheld in Germany

Apple has re-secured its injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, with the Düsseldorf courts upholding its existing ban on sales. In what was reportedly a short sitting this morning, NetbookNews reports, the judge deemed that Samsung's "smooth, simple surfaces" of the 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet copied the minimalist aesthetic of the iPad, a design that Apple secured back in 2004.

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Apple sues Samsung in Japan

Apple sues Samsung in Japan

Apple has sued Samsung in Japan, alleging that the company's phones and tablets copy the iPhone and iPad design, and demanding 100m yen ($1.3m) in damages along with a ban on sales. The latest in what has become a global IP campaign against Samsung, the first hearing took place on Wednesday this week Kyodo News reports, although the Korean firm apparently intends to fight the charges fiercely.

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Judge demands iPad sales stats to consider Samsung ban

Judge demands iPad sales stats to consider Samsung ban

Apple may have to detail US and UK sales figures of the iPad and iPad 2 if it wants to secure a ban against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Australian market, the company has been told, with a judge demanding hard evidence that the launch of Samsung's slate has had a negative affect. "Unless Apple puts on evidence showing the impact in the US or UK, I can't draw any positive assumptions" Federal court Justice Annabelle Bennett told the Sydney Federal Court on Tuesday, Bloomberg reports, though denied Samsung's request for a forced disclosure.

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