By Marcus Leach

Apple have won a court case against Samsung to temporarily block their tablet from selling in Australia as the two companies continue to battle out global patent disputes.

Apple had accused Samsung of copying its touch-screen technology for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, and the decision could have major implications for Samsung.

With the Christmas period approaching sales at this time of year are vital to both firms, and now Samsung may miss this lucrative period.

The two have been locked in patent disputes since April, with each accusing the other of infringing patents.

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