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Samsung files countersuits against Apple

Written on April 23, 2011 by R. Cruise

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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.

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