Samsung moves to block iPhone 4S sales in France and Italy
Just a day after Apple announced the iPhone 4S, Samsung has filed two separate motions for preliminary injunctions to block sales of the iPhone 4S in Paris, France and Milan, Italy.
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.
This move is an expected one, however, as Samsung has been holding their finger on the lawsuit button just waiting for the announcement.
What makes this one so interesting is that Samsung's patents are FRAND, which means they're licensed under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms. That means Apple should simply be able to pay the same bill any other manufacturer has paid for their use. It's also different from the design infringement and non-FRAND patents Apple is already suing Samsung over.
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