Australian Judge Rules Against Samsung in iPad Case

Apple Inc. won a victory in its global patent battle with Samsung Electronics Co. when a judge in Australia issued a temporary injunction blocking the South Korean company from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer there. Justice Annabelle Bennett ruled that the Samsung product couldn't be sold in Australia if it used features such as touch-screen technology that U.S.-based Apple claims infringe patents used in its iPad tablet.