Today, Samsung Electronics will file separate preliminary injunction motions related to communication standards in Paris, France and Milano requesting the courts to block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the respective markets.
In France and Italy, Samsung’s preliminary injunction requests will cite two patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications technology, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets.
The infringed technology is essential for 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.
Samsung plans to file preliminary injunctions in other countries after further review.
Thanks, DongWon Shin
Source: Samsung Tomorrow