Seminar: Apple vs Samsung


A trans-Pacific dialogue on the issues raised by the Apple v Samsung litigation

Start Date

29th Mar 2012 6:00pm

End Date

29th Mar 2012 7:00pm


Law Lecture Theatre 3, Room 223, Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania, Corner of Grosvenor and Alexander Streets, Sandy Bay

RSVP / Contact Information

Contact: Michelle Wilson, IPRIA, The University of Melbourne - Telephone: (03) 8344 2153 Fax: (03) 8344 2111

Apple vs Samsung:
What are the appropriate criteria for the grant of interlocutory injunctions in patent cases?
A free public seminar in Hobart, proudly presented by the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) in association with the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania.

Patent litigation over the Australian release of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 created a media storm in late 2011, with a key issue being the short commercial life of consumer tablet computers. Both Apple and Samsung recognised that grant or refusal of an interlocutory injunction was tantamount to determining the matter on a final basis. Ultimately the trial judge's decision to order an injunction was rejected by the Full Federal Court. The High Court then refused leave to reconsider the appellate court's decision.

This seminar will comprise a trans-Pacific dialogue on the issue which the Apple v Samsung litigation has raised: the appropriate criteria for the grant of interlocutory injunctions in patent cases. The dialogue will presented by two eminent authorities on the conduct of intellectual property trials in the United States and Australia respectively; Judge Marvin Garbis and the Hon Peter Heerey AM QC.


Judge Marvin Garbis,United States District Judge, Maryland (USA)

The Hon. Peter Heerey AM QC, Chair, Australian Electoral Commission and Vice-President, Arts Law Centre of Australia


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