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Samsung sues Apple in France over patent infringement

News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday September 13, 2011.

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The courtroom battle between Samsung and Apple continues, and it seems to be branching out into more countries with each passing day. The most recent scuffle between the two companies is a volley from Samsung in the form of a patent infringement lawsuit that it filed against Apple in France.

Samsung has filed a lawsuit in French courts against Apple citing infringement of technology patents that Samsung owns. Samsung's complaint is separate from the patent design battle that the two companies are duking it out over in Germany and other countries. Rather, this new complaint in France is over three specific patents related to 3G UMTS technology and their implementation. The suit names the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4, as well as the iPad and iPad 2 as in violation.

Though Samsung just announced the lawsuit this week, the complaint was originally filed back in July. A hearing for it is scheduled in December. Needless to say, both Samsung's and Apple's legal teams have plenty of work ahead of them, as the companies are now embroiled in lawsuits in more than a few countries. [via AFP]

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