News from the never-ending patent war between Apple and Samsung: the Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Samsung filed for preliminary injunctions in the Tokyo District Court and in the New South Wales Registry, Australia. This time, the goal is to block sales of the iPhone 4S, which launched in both countries last Friday.
According to the report, Samsung also tries to stop sales of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 in Japan. The company says that Apple – you guessed it – infringes on its technology patents (earlier this month, Samsung made a similar move in Italy and France). Samsung earlier stated it will be more aggressive towards Apple going forward.
It’s not the first time Japan and Australia are in the spotlight of the Apple-Samsung dispute: in Japan, Apple sued Samsung over iPhone and iPad patents just last month. In Australia, Samsung offered a deal to Apple regarding the Galaxy Tab sales ban last month. Last Friday, the Korean company pulled a publicity stunt to counter the iPhone 4S sales start in the country.