Updated: Samsung Seeks Injunctions On iPhone 4S, Adds Japan, Australia
More artillery build-up in the battle between Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Samsung. Just days after Apple released its newest handset, the iPhone 4S, to waiting crowds and strong demand, Samsung made good on its word (and our own prediction) and added another two cases to its growing list of injunction requests against Apple products. The Korean handset maker has filed cases against Apple and requested iPhone 4S injunctions in Japan and Australia, citing violations to its technology and user interface patents.
The newest filings, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, also asked the courts to halt sales of the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 in Japan.
These efforts, which a Samsung spokesperson confirmed to the WSJ, are the latest in a series of counterattacks being made by Samsung against Apple worldwide. Apple has been suing Samsung for patent infringements in some 20 markets concerning the design of several of its Android-based products, both in smartphones and tablets, and Samsung is fighting back…Read the full story at Paidcontent.co.uk
So far, Apple has succeeded in getting injunctions on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany and Australia—with the latter ruling potentially scuppering Samsung’s ability to sell that device in Australia altogether. But Samsung has avoided injunctions on several of its smartphones in the Netherlands by modifying its software; and it has so far missed any injunctions on its tablets and smartphones in the key market of the U.S.