“Samsung Electronics Co. widened a sprawling global patent dispute with Apple Inc. by filing a countersuit in Australia, while also appealing a key ruling in Germany,” Min-Jeong Lee reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The South Korean company said Saturday it has filed a lawsuit against Apple in Australia, alleging iPhone smartphones and the iPad 2 tablet computer violate multiple wireless technology patents it holds,” Lee reports. “The move follows a pattern in other countries, where Samsung has launched legal action against Apple over technology patents after being sued by the U.S. company for allegedly copying the design of Apple’s smartphones and tablets.”
Lee reports, “The counter claim comes ahead of a ruling later this month over whether Samsung will be prevented from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 computer in Australia. Apple took the Korean electronics maker to court in Sydney earlier this year, claiming the tablet computer breaches patents related to the iPad.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Once again, Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]