Samsung seeks Dutch ban on iPhone and iPad
Samsung is going on the offensive in its patent and design war with Apple, filing a complaint in The Hague that seeks a ban on all sales of Apple smartphones in Holland.
The case comes after Samsung said it was planning a more confrontational stance against Apple, which has previously seen legal victories blocking sales of Samsung’s handsets.
“We’ll be pursuing our rights for this in a more aggressive way from now on,” Lee Younghee, head of global marketing for mobile communications, told the Associated Press news agency.
True to its word, the company has now filed a complaint contending that Apple infringes Samsung’s 3G technology patents and other patents relating to data transfer rates.
According to Dutch site Webwereld.nl, which claims to have seen the complaint, Samsung’s complaint covers Apple and five other companies that co-ordinate Apple’s sales and distribution channels in the Netherlands.
Samsung wants a ban on the entire iPhone and iPad lines as well as financial damages. Apple has yet to respond to requests for comment.