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Apple wants a ban on Samsung imports

Tit for tat
Thu Jul 07 2011, 09:55

KOREAN PHONE FIRM Samsung is being threatened with a US import ban on its products by Apple in the latest twist in the two firms' tit for tat legal arguments.

Samsung is seeking a ban on Apple products because of some controversy over design, and more specifically design copying, so it seems only right that Apple should look to do the same to it.

Well, we say 'only right', but then we don't actually have any vested interest in how much money lawyers earn nor how much holiday time court officials should be expected to be allowed to take.

The arguments started in April when Apple launched its lawyers at Samsung bearing claims that its Galaxy Tab tablets were infringing its patents. Samsung launched its lawyers back, armed with a countersuit and a request to see early versions of the Ipad 3 and the Iphone 5, then Apple put in a request at the US District Court for a ban on Samsung mobile products.

Apple has pressed this motion, according to a report at Bloomberg and filed its request with the US International Trade Commission, asking for a much broader ban on the import of Samsung products. µ


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