Samsung seeks more iPhone 4S sales bans
Samsung is now trying to have Apple’s iPhone 4S banned from sale in Australia and Japan, as part of an ongoing patent battle.
The company filed preliminary injunction motions in Australia and Japan requesting the courts stop the sale of the newly launched iPhone 4S.
Samsung said earlier this month that it would seek sales bans of the latest iPhone in France and Italy less than a day after the device was unveiled, claiming the product infringed upon its patents.
“In light of these [patent] violations, Samsung believes the sale of such Apple devices should be banned,” Samsung said.
Since April, the two firms have been locked in an acrimonious legal battle in ten countries involving Apple’s devices and Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets.
Apple is also Samsung’s biggest customer, buying mainly chips and displays.