Samsung’s court bid in France to halt sales of the Phone 4S handset was delayed after a judge requested more documents, reports “Bloomberg” (http://macte.ch/cBs5F).
Judge Marie-Christine Courboulay said she needed more information concerning an accord between Samsung and Qualcomm. She scheduled another hearing for Nov. 15.
Last week Samsung filed motions with courts in Paris and Milan seeking the ban, each citing two patent infringements on wireless telecommunications technology. The company has also filed four lawsuits against Apple in the Netherlands.
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.
— Dennis Sellers