TIT FOR TAT – Samsung files injunction seeking to ban iPhone 4S in Australia

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We knew this was coming. In retaliation of the news that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet would be banned until the case was settled, Samsung has filed a preliminary injunction in the Federal Court that seeks to ban the sale of the iPhone 4S, claiming that Apple infringes on three of its patents relating to mobile technologies.

“Apple has continued to violate our patent rights and free ride on our technology. We will no longer stand idly by and will steadfastly protect our intellectual property,” the company said in a statement posted on their blog.

The company has also filed an appeal seeking to overturn the injunction granted by Apple just last week; and filed a similar suit in Japan over two patents – including over UI customisation and the UI indicator for “in flight mode”.

The full claims for Australia, according to Samsung, are:

Patent Claims in Australia:

1)  Method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving packet data using pre-defined length indicator in a mobile communication system (WCDMA)

2)  Method and apparatus for data transmission in a mobile telecommunication system supporting enhanced uplink service (HSPA)

3)  Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data with high reliability in a mobile communication system supporting packet data transmission (HSPA)

We have asked for a response from Apple, but they did not respond in time of publication.

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