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Apple countersues Samsung in the UK

Around the world battle continues
Thu Sep 15 2011, 12:18

THE CAPPUCCINO COMPANY Apple has sued Samsung in the UK in the latest of its legal attacks against Samsung's Galaxy range of devices.

According to ZDNet UK, the lawsuit was filed on Monday as a countersuit against action Samsung filed with the High Court in June.

The patents in both cases haven't been identified yet so the details are still a mystery. However, Samsung also confirmed to The INQUIRER that the case is going forward.

The Korean firm said,"Samsung has filed a lawsuit in the Court of Chancery against Apple in June that Apple has violated our patented wireless technology inventions.

"Samsung will continue to actively defend and protect our intellectual property, and to ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communication business."

Apple and Samsung are suing each other for patent infringement all over the world. Last week Samsung was banned from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany after a Duesseldorf regional court upheld a preliminary injunction.

The ban had previously been active throughout the EU except the Netherlands but the court decided later not to enforce it outside Germany.

This week it emerged that Samsung had filed a lawsuit against Apple in France for alleged patent infringement.

The complaint concerns Apple's alleged infringement of three mobile phone technology patents in its Iphone and Ipad.

Apple is taking also taking its case against Samsung to the Japanese courts.

As far as we can tell, the only people likely to benefit from all this patent litigation are the lawyers. µ


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