Samsung vs Apple patent saga: Now Patent complaint filed against Apple
In the everlasting patent saga between Apple and Samsung, Samsung has filed a patent complaint against Apple. The complaint has been filed in France after a continuing battle between the two companies over mobile phone and tablet technologies.
Apple is accused of infringing three Samsung patents on mobile technology in both the iPad and iPhone. A December hearing is expected to decided the outcome, which may lead to Apple taking the iPhone and iPad off the shelves in time for Christmas.
This is just one piece of the ongoing saga between Apple and Samsung, with both companies making similar products in the phone and tablet market. The three infringements are said to be related to the technology within Apple products and not the design of the products. “The complaint is focused on three technology patents and not the design of the tablet” said a Samsung spokesperson.
The filing is likely to be a retaliation to the complaint made by Apple in Germany which led to the removal and banning of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 last month. The ruling was appealed by Samsung but the decision was upheld in Apple’s favour only a few days ago. The ruling was based on the extreme similarities in looks between the iPad and Tab 10.1. The Germans love their technology and gadgets so the ruling was a massive setback for Samsung.
These are just a few of the cases, which are being filed worldwide in the USA, Asia, Australia and elsewhere. The dispute is always between Apple’s iPad and iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy range ( a tablet and smartphone).
This is definitely not the last we will hear of patent complaints and expect more companies to be involved in the future.