Samsung Wants to Ban the iPhone 4S in France and Italy

By , Oct 5, 2011

And the pissing contest between Samsung and Apple continues. This time, the Korean electronics giant filed requests for preliminary injunction in France and Italy, citing two patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications technology, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets.

The goal of this legal operation? Blocking the iPhone 4S sales in those two countries…

“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.”

Samsung notes that it plans to file similar injunctions in other countries.

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  • Jim

    I hoe these stupid claims stop for once!

  • Cameron Carlyon

    Just kiss and make up all ready! This is probably the reason we didn’t see an iPhone 5 yesterday; because all of Apple’s time and money went into suing like 10 fucking companys at once!

    Cameron Carlyon

    • Joe

      @ Cameron Carlyon Complexly wrong…

    • Jasper

      WRONG. They didn’t release an iPhone 5 this year because they are VERY busy designing and inventing things for the iPhone next year. And besides, Apple has a cash stack of 70 billion dollar.

    • Eljobso

      Nope, probably apple is doing the same thing they did with the 3GS make you wait and get an improve design, rely on their software then next year they can release the most anticipated phone of the decade…or they can do a “one more thing event”

      Remember apple likes to make money too, if it can seek you a better phone and have you upgrade later they will make tons…they have access to see who has what from their own database so maybe they saw the same trend that they had with the 3GS..

  • fdxgncgfn

    Hi

  • Juan

    I’d have more respect for Samsung if they made anything that didn’t completely suck.

    • Joe
      • Juan

        specs don’t prove quality. but thanks for trying.

      • Martin

        Sorry but these specs make me want iPhone much more… Here is why:
        Better resolution
        I prefer IPS to amoled
        I prefer not removable battery
        what is HDTV remote control?? I’m using my iPhone as remote control for all my devices like computer, apple TV, popcorn hour, panasonic TV, pioneer receiver…. that’s what I call remote control
        latest versions gingerbread??? HAHAHAHAHA… iOS 5 is like million times better and few generations ahead :-)
        and finally – storage memory…. no comment :-D

    • Misaki

      mr Juan

      without samsung and LG, apple wouldn’t be able to make CELL-PHONE. Do you think a computer company could make high-tech cell phone out of no where??? What apple really made is just an operating system and the app-store, which is sucks for app developers. All the iphone’s so-called new technologies like facetime is actually old technologies for Korean. they hava been using facetime thing already 5~6 years and it doesn’t have to be connected wifi; like first touch screen cell-phone was LG prada phone, pretty old and slow, but Apple copied design for an iphone 4. furthermore MP3 playing feature?? the first mp3 player cell-phone was also from LG, and actually Saehan, Korean company, invented a MP3 player. all these turned out as a shitty product for you but it was innovative that time and a company like aaple is doing free ride on these people’s hard work and effort

  • Joe

    Last I checked 99 percent of this update was taken from Android, thats generations behind. Android is designed to evolve rapidly which is what it’s been doing. Android has competition against other companies to make better hardware and better software. Yes iOS was generations ahead of everyone else when it was first released like 4 year ago. The current 4s specs were fast a couple of months ago and in another 6 months the 4s will be left in the dust. I think apple somewhat just put them selves in the same position Rim got into with the 4s.

  • To Martin

    Dear Martin, good to see you trapped inside Apple’s 4 walls of perceived knowledge. The world outside has changed already. Good luck to you.