After facing many patent lawsuits from Apple, Samsung had filed for preliminary injunctions against iPhone 4S sales in France and Italy. On Wednesday the judge in Milan, Italy ruled against Samsung in a preliminary hearing according to an Italian Apple website.
Spider-Mac reports :-
The hearing was held and the judge postponed the decision until after December 6 to allow Samsung to make new memories ( later than November 15) and Apple to respond within 6 December.
The Italian Apple fans would be in relief as the October 28th release of iPhone 4S will be on the line. Not that their heart would break as they won’t be able to get it from the stores, but because many Italian fans had pre-ordered the device and there would have been trouble getting back their payment.
Apple has been chasing after Samsung since earlier this year, claiming that Samsung copied their iPad’s design and violated other patents like touchscreen heuristics. Samsung in return filed injunction against Apple iPhone claiming it violates patent related with 3G.
Samsung recently approached for injunction against Apple’s iPhone in Netherlands, after that in France and Italy, and then Japan and Australia regarding the same 3G patent. The Netherlands court first rejected Samsung’s injunction and now the Italian court also denies Samsung’s plea.
Lets see what fate awaits for both Apple and Samsung in the remaining Countries, but in the mean time the Apple’s new smartphone iPhone 4S will have a free ride on behalf of Samsung’s 3G patent at October 28th in Italy.