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Samsung accuses Apple of violating patents in Australia

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri September 16, 2011

Samsung Australia says iPad, iPhone violate tech

Samsung at last responded to Apple's wins in Australia by submitting cross claims of its own. The allegations maintain that Apple is violating seven patents for wireless technology through the iPad and iPhone. The Federal Court movement also hopes to completely overturn Apple's gains and invalidate its patents, including those that led to a preliminary ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The dispute escalates an already widening scope of lawsuits that recently reached Japan as well as the UK. Samsung has gradually been put more and more on the defensive and has had to appeal recent losses in Germany.

Apple began much of the campaign in April when it accused Samsung of copying the look of the iPad and iPhone with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S series, along with some patent challenges. Samsung has had to respond largely with patents since it can't make equivalent counterclaims.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. kerryb

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2001

    +5

    WWIII

    Who could have guessed the next world war would be fought over patents?

  1. coffeetime

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Nov 2006

    +1

    Re: WWIII

    Instead of Uncle Sam poster saying we want you, it's a lawyer poster pointing finger.

  1. LenE

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 2004

    +4

    Samsung's strategy

    Samsung's strategy appears to be something like a typical American tourist in a foreign country. If the locals (courts) don't understand you, yell louder.

    Seriously, this looks like the same standards-essential patents that they are asserting in almost every other country that they are tangled with Apple in. They will probably come up short here, too, because of their lack of playing by the FRAND rules.

    These patents have absolutely nothing to do with why the Galaxy Tab was barred from Australia or Germany.

    -- Len

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