Patent Wars move to France as Samsung sues Apple for patent infringement

It is nice to see Android manufacturers being offensive once in a while. HTC recently dropped one on Apple with patents acquired from Google, and now Samsung is taking it to Apple in France.

Samsung filed a complaint against Apple in a Paris district court for infringement of three mobile phone technology patents dealing with the iPhone and iPad. We don’t know the specific patents, but they concern UMTS, which is a third generation (3G) mobile cellular technology for networks based on the GSM standard. The complaint targets Apple’s iPhone 3G and 3GS, iPhone 4, and both generations of the iPad.

The complaint was actually filed in July, and the first hearing will take place in December.

[via afp google]

  • millgate

    This is completely ridiculous.

    Apple suing anyone for ‘look and feel matters’ is analogous to Ford suing Toyota for having developed a vehicle with four doors and fours wheels.

    Trivial … vicious … and mischievous … and pathetic.

    Worse; with so much wrong in the world, for Apple to be wasting money like this when they could put it to far better use and benefit humanity is utterly shameful.

  • Alisa Garner

    Apple should give attention to improve its products and software and compete with other companies rather than falling in controversies.