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Samsung files lawsuits in three countries, citing 10 patent violations

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung for copying certain design aspects of its popular iPhone. "Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products," Apple claimed in the lawsuit.

Unfazed by Apple's lawsuit, Samsung responded that Apple was in fact infringing on some of its patents, adding, "Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property." 

Samsung is now backing up those words with some legal action of its own. The company has filed lawsuits in South Korea, Japan, and Germany citing ten cases of patent infringement by Apple.

Samsung added that this legal action will "ensure our continued innovation and growth in the mobile communications business."

According to Reuters, Samsung claims that Apple is violating its patents related to "power reduction during data transmission, 3G technology for reducing errors during data transmission, and wireless data communication technology."

Apple and Samsung are close business partners, and Apple is currently Samsung's second largest customer. Thanks to strong sales of the iPad and iPhone, Reuters expects Apple to become Samsung's largest customer during 2011.

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And in other headlines
By room200 on 4/22/2011 11:51:02 AM , Rating: 2
Samsung/Verizon finally released Froyo (2.2) for the Samsung Fascinate yesterday.

RE: And in other headlines
By omnicronx on 4/22/2011 8:12:40 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously people, this point was valid in October/November when the onus was on Samsung for not having the update ready.

This is no longer the case, Froyo was released to the carriers almost 6 months ago.

I.E if you don't have froyo yet its your carriers fault, not Samsung's.

(not to defend their terrible update practices, but froyo is released for all SGS variants and has been for some time)

RE: And in other headlines
By room200 on 4/23/2011 1:19:56 PM , Rating: 3
To the end user, it makes no difference.

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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