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Samsung Plans to block iPhone 4S Sales in France and Italy

Samsung just announced that the company will file separate preliminary injunction motions in Paris, France and Milano, Italy on October 5 local time requesting the courts block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the respective markets.

Oct 5 2011, 4:38am CDT | by

Samsung Plans to block iPhone 4S Sales in France and Italy
 
 

We have reported before that Samsung is planing to go against the new iPhone once Apple is announcing it. Now this is really happening. Samsung announced today that they will file separate preliminary injunction motions in Paris, France and Milano, Italy on October 5 local time requesting the courts block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the respective markets. Samsung's preliminary injunction requests in France and Italy will each cite two patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications technology, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets.

The infringed technology is essential to the reliable functioning of telecom networks and devices and Samsung believes that Apple’s violation as being too severe and that the iPhone 4S should be barred from sales. Samsung says that Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology. Samsung believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.

Samsung plans to file preliminary injunctions in other countries after further review.

With this move, Samsung declares now complete war on Apple. Of course Apple started the sales ban game. They got a sales ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Germany. A sales ban or delay of the iPhone 4S is not acceptable for Apple by all means. Apple, what is your next move?

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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