Samsung is hoping to end it’s patent infringement battle with Apple in Australia early by offering the iPhone and iPad maker an out of court settlement. Currently, Samsung is facing the possibility of an injunction blocking the sale of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country, but working out a deal with Apple would prevent that from happening.
Samsung pitches patent settlement deal to Apple
Details of what Samsung proposed to Apple aren’t public yet, according to the Wall Street Journal. Whatever the electronics maker is proposing, however, seems to at least have Apple’s interest.
Stephen Burley from Apple’s legal team in Australia told the court that Samsung’s “inconvenience would be diminished and we would be comforted [by the deal].”
Apple and Samsung have been locked in a legal battle over patent infringement claims for several months. Both companies have alleged that the other’s mobile devices use patented technologies without proper licensing, and have filed lawsuits against each other in the U.S. and other countries.
A German court recently upheld an injunction blocking the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. Samsung has filed an appeal in hopes of overturning that ruling.
Apple was also awarded a temporary injunction through a Dutch court blocking the sale of some Galaxy devices in the European Union, and Samsung has agreed to postpone sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia until the end of September, but now is facing the possibility of an injunction in that country, if it can’t work out a deal with Apple soon.