27 Sep 2011

Samsung and Apple back in court

6:04 am on 27 September 2011

Samsung and Apple are back in court again in their ongoing patent war.

Hearings began on Monday before judges in Australia and the Netherlands, with each company asking for the other's products to be banned from sale.

Apple's lawyers in Sydney claimed that Samsung's Galaxy Tab infringed patents relating to its touchscreen interface.

In the Hague, Samsung is seeking an embargo on iPads and iPhones over 3G patents.

The BBC reports Apple has been more successful to date in using the courts to hamper Samsung's commercial ambitions.

A ban on sales of Samsung smartphones is due to come into effect in the Netherlands in October.