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Samsung targets iPhone 4S sales ban in France and Italy

SEOUL, Samsung Electronics said it will file a law suit for patent-infringement in France and Italy to ban the sale of Apple’s new iPhone. Apple has introduced a new product after a year and it is less than a day after it was unveiled, intensifying a legal battle between the two top brands.

Samsung has become a strong challenger to mobile devices of Apple. The mentioned companies are fighting for patent rights in courtrooms around the world. The latest salvo made the investors and Apple fans wishing for more powerful device than a previous one introduced more than a year ago.

Samsung says that Apple has violated property rights and their free ride on technology. Samsung said preliminary injunction requests for a ban on iPhone 4S sales will be filed on Wednesday and each case involves two patent infringements related to its wireless technology.

Samsung and Apple are competing for the top place in the global smartphone market. On Tuesday, Apple rejected an offer from Samsung to settle a tablet computer dispute in Australia, possibly killing off the commercial viability of the new Galaxy tablet in that market.

There goes a legal battle between the two, Apple says Samsung’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets are blindly the copy of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Samsung rejected the charge and accused Apple of not paying license fees for some of its patents. Apple says that Samsung never expected license fee until 2010.

The iPhone 4S adds to Apple’s iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 products that Samsung claims infringed its wireless-technology patents.

This has lead Android rivals to grab market share leaving other shares decline.

Source: washingtonpost

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