toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Samsung looks to secure iPhone 4S ban in South Korea

updated 09:30 am EDT, Thu October 20, 2011

Hopes to block Apple on home turf

Samsung is "looking into filing a motion in a Korean court to ban the sale of the iPhone 4S in Korea," according to Samsung mobile communications chief Shin Jong-kyun. The executive spoke to reporters in Hong Kong on Wednesday. "We haven't limited our legal actions to certain countries," Shin elaborates. "We intend to take legal action in as many countries as possible with all the patents we can use."

Although Samsung has typically adopted a defensive posture in its numerous legal battles with Apple, it has both avowed and pursued a more aggressive stance in recent weeks. The company is already seeking iPhone 4S bans in Australia and Japan, as well as France and Italy. A motion for a Korean injunction will extend efforts to Samsung's backyard, where it enjoys both greater sympathy and larger marketshare than Apple.

When Samsung might follow through in filing the motion is unknown. The iPhone 4S is expected to launch in Korea in mid-November though, and so Samsung may choose to take action around that date.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. futuredrop

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +9

    I would

    Love to see how Korean customers would react when they have to shell out over thousand dollars for iPhones through grey markets.

  1. TomSawyer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +11

    Hope Samsung knows

    all their wrangling is losing them customers in more arenas than one. I was just recently shopping for a refrigerator and passed on their numerous offerings because of their legal posturing. Will be adding another TV soon at my place and guess what...that won't be Samsung either.

    They keep it up and they may lose a customer with much more clout than myself. If they lose Apple as a customer over this they're likely to regret all their games.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Not to mention the

    huge money drain of trying to get even, through playing the legal system, instead of moving forward.

  1. SockRolid

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Samsung has no choice

    They can't just give up. They are forced to go through the motions of trying to defend against Apple's infringement and trade dress suits and trying to attack Apple's products. It's just public relations theater, but it has to be done.

    But really, they did it to themselves. The blatant copying is so obvious, in everything from the design of their products to the packaging to the power supplies. Shameless.

  1. futuredrop

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    I would

    Love to see how Korean customers would react when they have to shell out over thousand dollars for iPhones through grey markets.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented