Samsung files patent infringement suit against Apple over iPad, iPhone in Australia

“Samsung Electronics Co. accused Apple Inc. of patent infringement in Australia, adding to multiple lawsuits across at least four continents involving the two companies’ dispute over smartphone technology,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.

“The cross claim filed with the Federal Court of Australia alleges Apple’s iPhone and iPad infringe seven patents related to wireless communications standards,” Decker reports. “It also seeks to invalidate and revoke Apple patents that have been asserted against Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets.”

Decker reports, “‘Samsung has a proud history of innovation in the mobile industry,’ the Suwon, South Korea-based company said. ‘It has invested continuously in R&D, design and technology to produce our innovative and cutting-edge mobile devices.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

We rest our case.

11 Comments

  1. Not sure who first said it (some like to think it was Hitler or Goebbels) bit it seems to be the Samsung strategy – “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

  2. Unfortunately, most of the world’s patent systems are based upon a “first to file” system. It realy does not matter if you invented it first, if someone else filed the patent application first for the exact same thing, they (the late comers) can get issued a valid patent for that invention.

    The U.S. is currently a “first to invent” system. If you invented it first you can get a patent invalidated if it was filed by someone who “invented” it later.

    Unfortunately, the U.S. is considering moving to a “first to file” system like most of the rest of the world.

    Bottom line consequence?
    If Samsung copied Apple’s invention and filed the patent in some countries before Apple filed then Samsung has the rights in those countries and not Apple.

    It may not be “right”, but in some countries that is just the way it is.

  3. Just keep it up Samdung. All your shenanigans is only getting Apple pissed off. Believe me, you won’t be doing much business with Apple in the near future. Kiss that revenue goodbye.

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