The iPhone 5 hasn’t even been announced yet, and already Samsung is planning to ban its sale in South Korea, according to the “Korea Times” — as reported by “CNET.” Samsung is also countersuing Apple in Australia.
Samsung will file suit against Apple for violating its patents related to wireless communications as soon as possible after the iPhone maker launches its follow-up to the iPhone 4. In that lawsuit, the Korea Times’ sources say, Samsung will request the court ban all sales of the device.
Meanwhile, Samsung has filed a counter claim in an Australia court, accusing Apple of infringing its wireless patents related to the company’s iPhone and iPad products, notes “Reuters.” The move comes after Samsung delayed the launch of its latest Galaxy tablet computer in Australia last month in the ongoing global patent dispute with Apple.
Samsung filed the claim with the Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales Registery, on Sept. 16, a media statement released by Samsung Electronics Australia said. The claim says Apple infringed seven Australian patents owned by Samsung related to wireless communications standards by Apple’s iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 products.
Read more at http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20108133-17/samsung-to-seek-iphone-5-ban-in-korea-Report-says/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 and http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/19/us-samsung-apple-australia-idUSTRE78I0SW20110919 .