Apple has managed to secure an agreement ensuring that Galaxy device making rival Samsung won't release its highly anticipated Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until the two company's lawsuit is resolved.
Speaking to Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett in Sydney Apple lawyer Steven Burley claimed that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringed on 10 separate Apple owned patents.
The agreement between Samsung and Apple was reportedly reached during a break at the trial. In it Samsung agreed to stop advertising and selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia in exchange for a firm pledge that Apple will pay Samsung damages should the courts subsequently rule in its favour.
The exact amount agreed between Apple and Samsung was not revealed.
The lawsuit in Australia is one of many currently raging between the two companies. The legal war began in April when Apple accused Samsung of "slavishly" copying its designs, mounting a case against it in the U.S.
Samsung in turn retaliated with its own slew of complaints against Apple. To date the two have lawsuits and complaints raging in numerous countries including, America, Japan, South Korea and Germany.
During the proceedings Samsung were quick to point out that the Apple's ten original patent complaints were made against the U.S. Galaxy Tab, a device that is different to the Australian version. Samsung representatives have since clarified that Apple will be provided copies of the alternative version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at least seven days before the product is released.
The case is scheduled to be heard on 29 August, 2011.