According to SamsungTomorrow one of the official Samsung news hubs, the Korean handset maker asked for preliminary injunctions against Apple’s iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia.
Following the earlier motions filed in France and Italy, Samsung Electronics filed today a new set of preliminary injunction motions in the Tokyo District Court, Japan and in the New South Wales Registry, Australia requesting both courts to immediately shut down the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S.
In Japan, Samsung added an extra motion to block not only the iPhone 4S but Ipad2 too, meanwhile the company has appealed the Australian court’s decision on October 13 to grant a preliminary injunction over the Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch.
Patent Claims in Japan:
1) One HSPA patent which relates to a method for deciding amount of power consumption during data transmission
2) Three user interface patents that are essential for displaying information on the screen, specifically UIs for the “in flight mode” indicator (airplane icon); for customizing a smartphone’s home screen; and for browsing applications categorized in a tree structure (in an apps store).
Patent Claims in Australia:
1) Method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving packet data using pre-defined length indicator in a mobile communication system (WCDMA)
2) Method and apparatus for data transmission in a mobile telecommunication system supporting enhanced uplink service (HSPA)
3) Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data with high reliability in a mobile communication system supporting packet data transmission (HSPA)
This war eventually leads nowhere because the ones that actually “suffer” from this number of patent lawsuits are the consumers, specially if both companies succeed in banning each others gadgets. There will be no sales in respective countries of both Samsung and Apple products. What say you?