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Samsung Presses for Apple iPhone 4S Ban in Australia, Japan

In the ongoing battle of the titans, Samsung recently filed a suit against Apple to stop sales of the iPhone 4S in Australia. The newest iPhone recently went onto sale around the world.

Both these technical giants are locked into more than 20 patent infringement cases in 10 countries.

Recently, Samsung stated that they will take aggressive steps against Apple which is riding free on its patents and this suit to block iPhone 4S sales in Australia has been filed soon after the statement.

As per a report published in The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in new tab), Samsung also lodged a separate appeal against the recent court decision to ban sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

Samsung has already filed lawsuits against Apple iPhone 4S in Italy and France but, today as per reports Samsung filed preliminary injunction motions in Japan and Australia.

The suit for injunction in Japan, Samsung is claiming that infringement on one high-speed packet access (HSPA) standard-related patent and three user interface patents has violated its intellectual property rights.

People keeping a close watch on the matter are saying that Samsung might have a hard time to get a ban on the sales of iPhone 4S as the device has already been launched and thousands of devices are already on the streets.

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.