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Apple ups Australian complaint against Samsung to 278 claims on 22 patents

News by Dan Seifert on Friday February 03, 2012.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Apple has expanded its patent infringement case against Samsung in Australia to now cover 278 claims on 22 patents allegedly infringed upon by 10 different devices. The broader scope of Apple's complaint even includes devices such as the Galaxy Tab 7.0 that are not yet on sale in the country.

Apple had originally filed three complaints against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, so this expansion is rather significant. It was successful in getting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 pulled from shelves for a brief period last year, with Samsung gaining the ability to sell the device just weeks before Christmas.

Samsung says that it was just notified of the new complaints in the case, and that it will need until the middle of May to form its defense around them, pushing the case back even further than it already was.

The two companies are also embroiled in another case in Australia, with Samsung complaining that Apple has violated its 3G patents with the iPhone 4S. Samsung is looking for a ban on sales of the device in the country. [via The Next Web]

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