I don’t think this is a shocker to anyone. After last week’s setback in which Apple was granted an injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung just filed for a preliminary injunction on the Apple iPhone 4S in Australia and Japan. In Japan, they are also asking for an immediate ban on iPad 2 and iPhone 4 sales.
Samsung already filed preliminary injunctions on the iPhone 4S in France and Italy about 2 weeks ago, and they are appealing the decision in Australia.
Samsung says Apple Inc. continues to violate its patent rights and “free ride on our technology.”