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Samsung seeks to ban Apple iPhone 4S one day after launch

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As previously rumoured, Samsung has now filed for a preliminary injunction on Apple over it’s iPhone 4S – just a day after the gadget’s highly-anticipated launch.


Apple has claimed victories over Samsung and has banished it’s Galaxy range of products, including Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, which has been dropped from the shelves of a number of countries thus far following patent infringement claims by Apple, on a number of features including a swipe to lock function which the fruity California co. says is lifted from it’s iPad.

 Slowly, but surely, Korean co. Samsung has started to hit back. Finding it’s own reasons to point an accusatory finger at Apple. The file sought today on the iPhone 4S is in regards to wireless communication technology which Samsung are claiming has been nabbed from it’s own Galaxy S II. The legal ramifications will effects the iPhone 4S sales in France and Italy, but Samsung looks to take the action further. The gadget at the center of the claims – the Samsung Galaxy II – just so happens to be the direct rival to Apple’s new iPhone, which itself got a first public outing only yesterday.

The official word from Samsung’s website reads:

“The infringed technology is essential to the reliable functioning of telecom networks and devices and Samsung believes that Apple’s violation as being too severe and that the iPhone 4S should be barred from sales.”

“Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology. We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.”

The full statement from Samsung is available to read on the company’s Official Global Blog.

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