Samsung reportedly mulling a legal offensive against the new iPhone in Europe as well

Samsung reportedly mulling a legal offensive against the new iPhone in Europe as well
Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that Samsung will try to ban the sales of Apple's next iPhone in Korea, basing its lawsuit on wireless patents infringement, now comes a Reuters piece alleging the same move in Europe as well.

The "source familiar with the matter" has disclosed that Samsung is planning to ask for an injunction against Apple's iPhone 5, or whatever the retail name ends up to be when it is about to launch next month in Europe, probably basing its counteroffensive on several wireless patents it holds, which will be featured in the new iPhone as well.

Apple is suing Samsung in a number of countries on four different continents, trying to ban sales of its tablets and smartphones for allegedly infringing on design and interface patents it holds. It succeeded in banning the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from being sold or marketed in Germany, and the injunction in the Netherlands against three smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S II, is about to be heard soon, which will eventually affect a large part of Samsung Mobile's EU operations.

The Koreans have obviously decided to go to the mattresses in a tit-for-tat offensive against Apple's new products, if the rumors from yesterday and today are to be believed, which can only make us fatter from all the popcorn we'll eat while watching the catfight.

source: Reuters


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