After the recent passing of Apple's talismanic leader, Steve Jobs, Samsung expressed its sympathy to family, friends and fans and also delayed the release of new products, declaring that the moment was inappropriate. Now, the ceasefire is over and the legal battle has resumed. According to recent statement, Samsung is planning to put a block on iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 sales in Japan and Australia.
According to a Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab)report today, "Samsung filed for preliminary injunctions in the Tokyo District Court and in the New South Wales Registry, Australia." Previously, Samsung took similar legal action to stop iPhone 4S sales in France and Italy, even before the new iPhone hit the shelves.
The war between Apple and Samsung has been going on for some time now in 22 cases all over the world. Samsung officials said publicly that the battle is going to get more forceful. Lee Younghee, head of global marketing for mobile communications, stated "We'll be pursuing our rights for this in a more aggressive way from now on." The strategy is motivated, according to Samsung spoke person by the fact that "Apple has been 'free-riding' on Samsung's wireless communication technology patents".
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