And the battle rages on: Samsung has sued Apple in Japan and Australia to stop sales of the iPhone 4S, reports “Bloomberg Businessweek” (http://macte.ch/Xu2AX).
Samsung also sought injunctions against the sale of the iPad 2 and the previous generation iPhone 4 in Japan, the company said in a statement. Samsung claimed Apple’s products infringe its patents covering wireless communications and user-interface technologies.
Last week Samsung said it would file motions with courts in Paris and Milan seeking an iPhone 4S ban. Each motion cites two patent infringements on wireless telecommunications technology.
Samsung is claiming the iPhone and iPad that use 3G technology infringe Samsung patents. Meanwhile, Apple in September said in a Hague court hearing that Samsung is holding them “hostage” by asking for 2.4% on each 3G chip used in the iPad and iPhone. Samsung is deliberately misusing both the royalty rate and the responsibility for its payment to try and oppose its lawsuit, says Apple.