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Zet
October 17th, 2011, 06:07 PM
source (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15331272)

Samsung electronics has raised the stakes in its current legal battle with Apple by seeking a ban on sales of iPhone 4S in Australia and Japan.

This follows similar pleas by the Korean manufacturer in France and Italy claiming patent infringement by Apple.

The move comes after a court in Australia temporarily banned the sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The two companies have been involved in a bitter legal battle involving smartphones and tablet PCs.

"Apple has continued to violate our patent rights and free ride on our technology," Samsung said in a statement. "We will no longer stand idly by and will steadfastly protect our intellectual property."
Losing ground?

While there have been claims and counter claims from both sides, Apple seems to be gaining the initial edge in the legal battle between the two.

Last week, a judge in the US ruled that Samsung's tablets infringed patents owned by Apple. However, she said that Apple needed to prove the validity of those patents in order to win an injunction preventing the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab.

This followed a ban by an Australia court on the sale of Samsung's Galaxy tab 10.1 in the country.

Samsung said it had filed an appeal against the Australian court's decision.

Apple has also scored a victory against its rival in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, banning the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Meanwhile Samsung's plea for a sales ban against some of Apple products was rejected by a Dutch court last Friday.

I know Samsung is pretty upset since the Galaxy tab is banned from Australia, but I'm not sure this is the best way to get back at Apple for getting rid of good competition.

FreakyLocz14
October 17th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Apple is getting desperate. They went on a suing spree against their competitors. I'm glad Samsung is fighting back. I hope Google sues them for ripping off Android in iOS 5.

Mr. X
October 18th, 2011, 07:14 PM
Meh, just a couple of tech companies *****ing back and forth at each other.

Nothing special here, just a couple of corporations following the corporate creed - Profit at all costs.

Team Fail
October 18th, 2011, 07:28 PM
I think this is stupid. It's their idea of getting rid of the competition. If Apple wanted to, they should also ban the Kindle, and every other tablet if they want to not have competition. But when you think about it, the companies whose products are banned won't loose too much as they can either import it or other countries will make up for the loss in another country.

And as my mother says, "Two wrongs don't make a right." I see that here because if opposing companies start to ban Apple products, Apple will start going nuts in banning products in turn.

Zet
October 18th, 2011, 07:33 PM
I think this is stupid. It's their idea of getting rid of the competition. If Apple wanted to, they should also ban the Kindle, and every other tablet if they want to not have competition. But when you think about it, the companies whose products are banned won't loose too much as they can either import it or other countries will make up for the loss in another country.

And as my mother says, "Two wrongs don't make a right." I see that here because if opposing companies start to ban Apple products, Apple will start going nuts in banning products in turn.

You do know Apple has been on suing spree for this and that trying to eliminate competition. Other companies are trying their best not to get in Apple's way, otherwise they will be in court over a "patent" issue or because it looks like the iPad etc etc.

shenanigans
January 6th, 2012, 11:31 AM
More bumping by adbots good lord.

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