It looks as if the increasingly bitter patent battle between
Apple and Samsung is going to rumble on and on and on……and on.
It emerged today that Samsung has counter-sued Apple in an
Australian court, following the South Korean manufacturer’s decision to delay
the launch (in Australia) of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 last month due to Apple’s claim that Samsung had infringed design patents.
Samsung filed the claim with the Federal Court of Australia,
New South Wales Registery, on September 16, a statement released by
Samsung Electronics Australia said. It claims that Apple has infringed seven Australian
patents owned by Samsung and relating to wireless communications standards by
Apple’s iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 products.
The counter-claim in Australia
comes at the same time as Samsung has confirmed its decision to appeal against
the ban imposed on them in Germany,
preventing the sale of any of its Galaxy Tab slates.
With the battle dating back to April, and Apple claiming
that Samsung is “slavishly copying” its smartphone and tablet design, it could
be some time before the war is won, with both sides in for the long haul it
Legal cases are currently active in Europe, Australia, the United
States and South Korea between the technology
giants with neither side hinting at a withdrawal from battle lines any time soon.