Samsung Files Two More Patent Complaints To Block iPhone 4S Launch In Europe


Only yesterday, Apple introduced iPhone 4S to the world at a media event held in Cupertino and already, Samsung is looking to block its sales across Europe when it launches on October 14th. According to BGR, the Korean company has filed two separate motions for preliminary injunctions in France and Italy today seeking to block the sale of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 4S in each these territories. Samsung has confirmed the new patent filing on its corporate blog alleging that iPhone 4S infringes on two of their patents related to communications over WCDMA cellular networks.

Samsung said on its blog:

“The infringed technology is essential to the reliable functioning of telecom networks and devices and Samsung believes that Apple’s violation as being too severe and that the iPhone 4S should be barred from sales.

Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology. We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.”

This doesn’t end here though as Samsung is already planning to file preliminary injunctions in other countries after further review.


  • Guest

    Great, more iPhones available for North america!

  • Langfordcaleb

    They’re simply trying to get back at apple because apple had sued them with they’re phone that looks similar to an iPhone

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  • Dennis

    Thats funny that Apple could only sue Samsung based on looks whereas Samsung is actually suing Apple for more tangible  means such as technology. lol

  • Anonymous

    Well, you live by the sword…

  • Kosmo

    Why these guys at Samsung don’t sit down and actually create something on their own instead?!

  • xxJDxx

    Somehow I see there being more consumer upset at the iPhone being blocked than the galaxy S2…

  • ??

    I think Samsung is the best company providing us silly jokes

  • Guest

    just like how Apple didn’t sit down and actually created their own technology.

  • Evilmini

    really? they’re suing apple for using their technology and you’re telling samsung to create something? next time try reading something without your apple blinders on.

  • dennis

    I guess Ford Motor Co. should sue all the car makers of the world for having 4 wheels, a round steering wheel, gas pedal and brake. Just Like Apple is suing becuase apparently they invented the rectangle LOL!!!