Last month, Samsung warned that it would pursue legal action against Apple’s new iPhone in Europe when it launched; surely enough, the South Korean electronics conglomerate, according to 9to5Mac, has today filed preliminary injunctions against the sale of the iPhone 4S in Italy and France. Samsung claims that Apple’s new iPhone violates two of the handset company’s patents and, thus, wants the Cupertino-based company’s newest iPhone iteration to be barred from sale in the aforementioned countries. Sammy spells it out quite clearly:
“Samsung Electronics will file separate preliminary injunction motions in Paris, France and Milano, Italy on October 5 local time requesting the courts block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the respective markets.
Samsung’s preliminary injunction requests in France and Italy will each cite two patent infringements related to wireless telecommunications technology, specifically Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) standards for 3G mobile handsets.”