Apple Files UK Patent Infringement Suit Against Samsung

Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the United Kingdom on Monday over claims that the company’s Android-based mobile devices infringe on patents it owns. Apple’s filed the countersuit in response to Samsung’s own patent infringement lawsuit alleging the iPhone and iPad step on patents it owns, according to ZDNet UK.

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Samsung filed its lawsuit against Apple in June, but there aren’t any details surrounding which patents both companies are targeting since details of the cases haven’t been released.

Apple and Samsung have been locked in a legal battle over patent infringement claims for several months. Both companies have alleged that the other’s mobile devices use patented technologies without proper licensing, and have filed lawsuits against each other in the U.S. and other countries.

A German court recently upheld an injunction blocking the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. The company filed an appeal earlier this week in hopes of overturning that ruling.

Apple was also awarded a temporary injunction through a Dutch court blocking the sale of some Galaxy devices in the European Union, and Samsung has agreed to postpone sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia until the end of September.