It was a busy day for lawyers representing Samsung and Apple as a hearing for patent infringements was held in two different countries. In Australia, Apple has reportedly reduced the number of patent infringements after Samsung submitted a prototype of the Australia-specific Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple claims the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 still infringes four patents. While the hearing in Australia is scheduled for tomorrow, Bloomberg reports that Galaxy Tab 10.1’s launch in Australia could be further delayed.
Interestingly, Samsung’s Australia-centric tablet features were detailed in the court. Ten features were modified to suit the Australian market, including removal of seven interface features and one hardware and software change.
Meanwhile, in Netherlands, Samsung has sued Apple for infringing 3G-related patents. According to Samsung, “Apple is consciously, structurally infringing the 3G patents.” Samsung says Apple products like iPhone and iPad use the said 3G related patent and seeks a ban on the products in Netherlands.