iPhone 4S sale ban in France and Italy to be requested by Samsung

By on Oct 6, 2011 in Business, Europe, Smartphone, Technology Comments

The iPhone 4S sale may be banned in France and Italy as to be requested by Samsung, a day after Apple unveiled their new iPhone, along with iOS 5, iCloud, and new Apps.

Apple iPhone 4S
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As noted in US news sites on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Samsung Electronics Co. said that they will file for court injunction banning the sale of the new iPhone 4S in France and Italy.

According to reports, Samsung claimed that Apple used the 3G wireless technology, which they invented, without paying them, a patent case that has been going on for months.

Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology.” Samsung was quoted in a statement, which will also file the same case in other countries.

“We will steadfastly protect our intellectual property.” Samsung added, which was said to be filing the preliminary injunction requests in Paris and Milan against selling of iPhone 4S.

Apparently, French and Italian laws state that courts can ban the selling a certain product even before it will be available in the market, once a company requested it with valid and legal reasons.

Last April, Apple filed a case court against Samsung and claimed that Galaxy devices copied the iPad and iPhone, with the two smartphone giants suing each other for more than 20 patent cases in 10 countries this year.

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