It looks like Christmas came early for Samsung this year. Gizmodo is reporting that an Australian court has overturned the injunction against the Korean company that banned it from selling its popular Galaxy tablet on the continent.

The ban is the result of an ongoing world-wide patent dispute between the two companies and has been in place since late Summer. But, apparently, Samsung made a good case in its appeal it filed last week because the injunction has been lifted…

Starting Friday, Samsung will be able to resume selling its Galaxy Tab in Australia — just in time for the holidays. Here’s what the manufacturer had to say about the ruling:

“Samsung Electronics Australia is pleased with today’s unanimous decision by the Federal Court to lift the preliminary injunction on sales of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1. We believe the ruling clearly affirms that Apple’s legal claims lack merit.”

Even though Samsung got the win yesterday, the Australian battle is far from over. The main trial isn’t set to take place until March of next year, and Apple has already vowed to appeal the court’s decision to reverse the injunction.

  • Every one has a right to sell there products anywhere …thats right I’am sticking up for Samsung …

  • Kok Hean

    It’s their product, and they have the right to sell it. It’s been released to the public anyway so why not sell it?

  • Kok Hean

    It’s their product, and they have the right to sell it. It’s been released to the public anyway so why not sell it?

  • Jon Garrett

    too little too late. the tablet is nearly 6 months old and we all know that in mobile tech, 6 months is pretty damn old.

    If anything, Samsung should be compensated for lost revenues.

    In addition, you can plainly see that Apple’s lawsuits are aimed at Samsung in an effort squash competition and has nothing to do with patent infringements.

    take a look at the case in Germany, Apple again is trying to block the sales of the 10.1N with the changes to the front. who could look at that tablet and still make a valid argument that it looks “too much like an ipad”

    • Andrew Chong

      Damn straight about the compensation.

      Apple is asking the same thing against Motorola for an injunction against Apple’s iCloud and MobileMe products.

      “Apple is asking for a bail of nearly $2.7 billion dollars. Bail in this case is an insurance policy; if an injunction is awarded but the case were to be eventually decided in Apple’s favor, the bail money would be available to reimburse Apple for damages it incurred while the products could not be sold. Apple will have to satisfy the court that it is asking for a fair amount before a bail request could be granted, and according to Mueller the court remained skeptical about the amount.”