Samsung wants to ban iPhone 4S in France and Italy

By now I assume you are getting as tired as we are hearing about the ongoing legal battles between Apple and Samsung. It was only yesterday that the iPhone 4s was officially announced and today Samsung already confirms that they will file two preliminary injunctions requests in Paris and Milan.

Samsung aims to ban iPhone 4s sales in France and Italy claiming that Apple’s new device infringes upon two patents related to WCDMA standards for 3G devices. Don’t think for a minute that Samsung will stop there, the manufacturer claims that they plan to pursue similar actions in other countries, as well. Samsung released a statement saying, “Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology”, and continues with, “We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation”. No word yet from Apple about the proposed preliminary injunctions, but you can be sure that they wont take this lightly. The battle has just begun over which countries will be allowed to sell the iPhone 4s.

Do you think Samsung has the right to ban the sale of Apple’s new device?

[via reuters]

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  • trevor sullivan

    As long as the patent infringement is real, go for it!! Apple stirred the pot and is getting what they asked for.

  • Dan

    Nuke ‘em as hard and as often as possible. The dickheads in Cupertino managed to get patents on functionality that we saw in every freakin’ sci fi movie in the 90s which proves that the patent process is completely screwed up. They patented using your finger on a tablet/phone screen? Give me a break. If they want to play rough with lawyers, I hope Samsung, Google, et al crush them.

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