“Apple is seeking to ban sales of some Samsung Electronics gadgets in Japan, accusing its rival of violating patents relating to the iPhone and iPad, the latest salvo in a series of patent battles between the two companies,” Isabel Reynolds reports for Reuters.
“Apple has filed a suit with the Tokyo District Court seeking the suspension of sales of Galaxy S and its sequel S II smartphones and the Galaxy Tab 7 in Japan, according to sources close to the matter,” Reynolds reports. “The first hearing was held on Wednesday, the source said.”
Reynolds reports, “In a global intellectual property battle, Apple has said the Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets ‘slavishly’ copied the iPhone and iPad, and it has sued the Korean firm in the United States, Australia and Korea as well as Europe. Samsung filed a suit against Apple in Japan in April and Apple countersued on August 23, Samsung said. Apple is seeking 100 million yen ($1.3 million) in damages, as well as the sales ban, according to Kyodo news agency, which reported the news earlier.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]