Samsung files countersuits against Apple
Samsung Electronics responds to Apple’s infringment claims by filing countersuits over patent rights in courts located in Korea, Japan and Germany.
The world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer filed a suit April 21 in the Seoul Central District Court, Korea against Apple Inc., citing five patent infringements regarding the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S.
According to Samsung, Apple’s iPhone and iPad violated 10 of the company’s patents, leading it to file a complaint with the Seoul Central District Court over alleged infringement of five patents that focused on communications technologies. It also filed a suit with a court in Tokyo, Japan, over two patent infringements and another in Mannheim, Germany, for three patent violations.
In a statement, Samsung said:
“Samsung is responding actively to the legal action taken against us in order to protect our intellectual property and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business.”
Meanwhile, Samsung is preparing to launch the “Galaxy S2” second model, a flagship of its smartphone, which may be what also pushed Samsung to immediately respond legally, so as not to lose ground in the smartphone battle, according to industry sources.View Article Source »