If Apple has bitten a chunk off Samsung’s back in Germany, the latter is also trying to do the same to Apple in neighboring France. Apart from the location, the other differentiating factor to Samsung’s legal pursuit against Apple concerning technology patents where Samsung is accusing the Connecticut based company of having infringed on at least three of its tech patents. In contrast, Apple’s entire legal battle against Samsung is based on design issues which formed almost the one single aspect, and using that it chased the Korea based conglomerate all round the globe. It must be said, Apple has been successful to a large extent, so that the only thing Samsung could do was to play second fiddle to Apple’s moves.
However, what is surprising of Samsung’s legal campaign against Apple is that it had filed the case in July, though it confirmed the move only recently. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then and a lot more will flow by by the time the case is up for hearing, which is slated to begin not before December at the earliest. In the meantime, though, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 stands banned in the EU except the Netherlands. Samsung has appealed in the higher courts seeking a revoke on the injunction on its Galaxy Tabs. Samsung’s case filed before a court in Paris is against both the first and second gen iPad tablet PCs apart from Apple’s iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, and iPhone 4.
Also, not much is known about the French edition of the now famous Apple vs Samsung legal battle that is being fought in places as diverse as the US, Australia, Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands. China may also be added to that list as soon as there are reports of Apple being busy procuring patents in that country. It has already got as many as 40 new patents, all of which are design related and covers almost all the Apple product line.
Speculators believe Samsung is chasing Apple in France for having infringed on its patents related to UMTS radio technology that finds application in 3G data networks.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email