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Samsung pleads ban on iPhone4S Sales in Japan & Australia

Samsung pleads ban on iPhone4S Sales in Japan & Australia

Samsung Electronics today filed preliminary injunction motions in the Tokyo District Court,Japanand in the New South Wales Registry,Australiarequesting the courts to stop the sale of Apple’s iPhone4S in the respective countries.

In a separate filing, Samsung has appealed the Australian court’s decision on October 13 to grant a preliminary injunction over the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In Japan, Samsung is also seeking an injunction order to immediately bar the sale of iPhone4 and iPad2, which seriously violate Samsung’s intellectual property.

Samsung’s preliminary injunction request in Australia cites three patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications standards, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) and HSPA. In light of these violations, Samsung believes the sale of such Apple devices should be banned.

The Patent claims in Japan include; 

1- One “High Speed Packet Access” (HSPA) patent which relates to a method for deciding amount of power consumption during data transmission.

2- Three user interface patents, essential for displaying information on screen, specifically UIs for the “in flight mode” indicator (airplane icon); for customizing a smartphone’s home screen; & for browsing applications categorized in a tree structure (in an apps store).

The Patent claims in Australia include;

  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)

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