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Samsung Countersues Apple in Australia, Appeals in Germany against Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban

The ugly, never-ending patent-war between Apple and Samsung took another twist late last week with the latter filing a new lawsuit against the iPhone maker, alleging it of violating some of its key-patents involving wireless technology.

The South Korea based Galaxy maker, which has recently found itself at the receiving end of several lawsuits filed by Apple in multiple countries all over the world, is now looking forward to give Apple a tit-for-tat response through a new lawsuit filed in an Australian court.

According to this new lawsuit filed by Samsung, Apple’s massively popular mobile devices iPad 2 as well as the iPhone range of smartphones are infringing on some of its proprietary key wireless technologies.

"To defend our intellectual property, Samsung filed a cross claim for Apple's violation of Samsung's wireless technology patents," Samsung Electronics spokesman Nam Ki-yung confirmed, the Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab) reports.

There has been no official reaction as yet from Apple on the matter. Meanwhile, Samsung has filed an appeal in a German court against the ban imposed on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country.

The legal conflicts between the two heavy weights kick-started several months ago when Apple had accused Samsung of copying the designs of its products in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a few other products.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.