Samsung has renewed its attack on Apple, launching a legal bid to have the new iPhone 4S from store shelves in Japan and Australia and Samsung filed for preliminary injunctions in both countries claiming Apple had infringed several of its patents such as UI, wireless telecoms standards and other technologies. Japan was one of the first countries in the world to sell Apple’s iPhone 4S and in Japan, Samsung also requested that Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad 2 be blocked from sale……………….
Samsung said it is seeking to stop the sale of Apple‘s iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia, further ramping up a legal clash with the U.S. company after a series of setbacks in courts around the world in recent days and Samsung also said it filed on Monday for preliminary injunctions in the Tokyo District Court and in the New South Wales Registry, Australia, to stop the sale of iPhone 4S smartphones in both countries. Samsung also asked the Japanese court to stop the sale of Apple‘s iPhone 4 and iPad 2 devices. The fresh legal action underscores how critical the smartphone business has become to Samsung and how much of a threat Samsung could be to Apple. Samsung is already seeking a sales ban on the iPhone 4S in France and Italy as part of a legal tussle across 10 countries and iPhone 4S went on sale in many markets last week, including Japan and Australia. The latest action comes after a court in Australia issued a temporary injunction Thursday requested by Apple blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer there. Also, a Dutch court Friday rejected Samsung’s call for a ban on Apple‘s products in the Netherlands. The filing in Japan cites infringements in technology and user-interface patents, while in Australia Samsung cited patents related to wireless telecommunications standards. The alleged infringements are part of other patent claims made by Samsung in other countries.