Business Week reported that the Australian Federal Court has recommended that Apple revel its sales of tablets in the U.S. and U.K. in order to prove that Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Tab 10.1 will hurt the iPad’s sales.
Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett said in court today that she can’t draw any conclusions about whether the Samsung tablet will affect iPad’s sales unless Apple can provide evidence to support the claim. According to Business Week, Justice Bennett will not require Apple to release sales numbers, nor will she honor Samsung’s request for them.
Apple is seeking an injunction on sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 until the patent lawsuit, which claims that Samsung copied Apple’s design for the iPhone and iPad, is resolved. However, Samsung has stated that their tablet’s sales have had little effect on the iPad’s numbers.
The Dusseldorf regional court recently approved Apple’s request for an injunction of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and 10.1 in Germany. The hearing for the company’s request for an injunction in Australia will be held later this month in Sydney Federal Court.