Samsung threatens to countersue Apple in Australia

Summary:Samsung has indicated it will countersue Apple in Australia over claims the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on the iPad maker's patents

Samsung revealed on Monday a plan to countersue Apple in Australia for infringing patents with its flagship iPad tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung has indicated it will countersue Apple in Australia over claims the Galaxy Tab 10.1 infringes on the iPad maker's patents. Photo credit: Josh Miller/CNET News

Barrister David Catterns, acting for Samsung, revealed to the New South Wales Federal Court a plan to countersue Apple once the case made it to trial. "Our cross claim will include a cross claim of infringement for a number of our patents that have been infringed by their [Apple's] iPad," Catterns told Justice Annabelle Bennett on Monday, adding in a statement that its counter-claim would also encompass the Apple iPhone.

Apple Australia originally sued Samsung over claims the manufacturer was infringing on its patents in its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Samsung fires back in Apple Oz Galaxy suit on ZDNet Australia. 


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