According to a report from earlier today, an Italian judge has denied Samsung’s request to ban iPhone 4S sales in Italy. Earlier this month, Samsung filed a separate patent-violation claim in Paris and Milan that asked the court to ban the sale of the iPhone 4S in France and Italy.
According to Samsung, the iPhone 4S violates intellectual property rights of the company.
Apple has continued to flagrantly violate our intellectual property rights and free ride on our technology. We believe it is now necessary to take legal action to protect our innovation.
The infringed technology is essential to the reliable functioning of telecom networks and devices and Samsung believes that Apple’s violation as being too severe and that the iPhone 4S should be barred from sales.
There are more than 24 lawsuits still pending between Apple and Samsung worldwide, but Apple has won all of the legal battles with Samsung so far.