Samsung Slaps Apple With Aussie Countersuit
Another twist in the sprawling intellectual property battle raging between Apple and Samsung.
Delivering on a threat it made in late August, the South Korean company has countersued Apple in Australia, alleging that the company’s iPhone and iPad product lines violate seven of its wireless patents, covering everything from methods of data transmission and decoding to power management.
“Samsung has a proud history of innovation in the mobile industry,” the company said in a statement. “It has invested continuously in R&D, design and technology to produce our innovative and cutting-edge mobile devices. To defend our intellectual property, Samsung filed a cross claim for Apple’s violation of its wireless technology patents.”
The counterclaim, which argues that the patents Apple has asserted against Samsung should be invalidated and revoked by the court, comes ahead of a hearing later this month that will determine whether Samsung will be allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia.