Apple And Samsung Patent Lawsuits Reaches Australia, iPhone Maker Hits South-Korean Electronics Giant With 278 Patent Claims

Posted on Feb 3 2012 - 9:02am by Editorial Staff

Apple and Samsung patent lawsuit tug-of-war reach to the next high, move beyond the German borders. The iPhone maker has expanded its patent lawsuit scope against Korean electronics giant Samsung in Australia – this time by widening its complaint which includes 278 claims across 22 patents covering 10 new products.

The Australian reports that Apple widened its claims in New South Wales Federal Court today, with Samsung’s lead barrister confirming that Apple had “enormously” expanded its patent lawsuit, which originally consisted of just three patents of features that were included in the company’s Galaxy Tab 10.1.

As per barrister Neil Young, Samsung was only given days notice that Apple’s legal bid against the company had been amended to include over 200 claims against smartphones and tablets that haven’t even launched in the country. As a result Samsung said it would not be able to file a defence against the claim until mid-May.

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