Australia Judge Asks Apple for iPad Sales Numbers

Apple said in its Australian patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung that putting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on store shelves would hurt iPad sales, but the Judge overseeing the case wants the Cupertino company to back up those claims with iPad sales figures from the U.S. and U.K.

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According to Judge Annabelle Bennett, “Unless Apple puts on evidence showing the impact in the U.S. or U.K., I can’t draw any positive assumptions.”

Bloomberg reports that the Judge is requesting the sales figures from Apple, not demanding them. The same Judge denied Samsung’s request to see iPad sales numbers.

Apple is seeking an injunction in Australia to block Samsung from releasing its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet over claims the company copied the look and feel of the iPad.

Samsung has agreed to hold off until the end of September before releasing its tablet in the country so the judge has time to review the injunction arguments. Samsung has already been blocked from selling its tablet in Germany and several other European Union countries, and Apple is hoping to get an injunction in the U.S., too.