SELLER OF SHINY TOYS Apple might have to reveal US and UK sales of its Ipad and Ipad 2 to win a ban on Samsung selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia.
According to a Bloomberg report, Apple's claim that Samsung's release of the tablet in Australia will hurt Ipad sales might carry little weight if it doesn't provide the numbers, Justice Annabelle Bennett said in Sydney Federal Court.
"Unless Apple puts on evidence showing the impact in the U.S. or U.K., I can't draw any positive assumptions," Bennett said.
However, Bennett said she would not force Apple to release the sales numbers and denied Samsung's request to subpoena them.
Samsung wants the sales figures to prove that the UK and US release of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 had little effect on Ipad sales.
A hearing on Apple's request for the injunction in Australia is scheduled for later this month in Sydney Federal Court.
The case is part of a global battle by Apple to get Samsung's Galaxy tablets and phones banned.
Yesterday, The INQUIRER reported that Samsung pulled its just launched Galaxy Tab 7.7in tablet out of the IFA trade show.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 was announced at IFA along with a smaller tablet smartphone hybrid called the Galaxy Note. µ
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