Samsung sues patent commissioner in Australian Federal court

samsungtab Samsung sues patent commissioner in Australian Federal court

What can a company do when it loses a patent battle to its opponent?  Perhaps, the loser can give up and move on, but with Samsung losing is not an option.  Instead of giving up its patent battle with Apple in Australia, Samsung is now suing the Australian patent commissioner.

 

samsungtab Samsung sues patent commissioner in Australian Federal court

What can a company do when it loses a patent battle to its opponent?  The loser can just give up and move on, but with Samsung losing is not an option.  Instead of giving up its patent battle in Australia with Apple, Samsung is now suing the Australian patent commissioner. 

According to itnews.com.au, Samsung has filed a statement of claim in Australian Federal court on May 22 to review the patent commissioner’s decision (between 2009 and 2010) to grant Apple patents that essentially banned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.

Samsung is seeking revision to the following patents:

  • 2006330724 – Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image (Granted April 1, 2010)
  • 2007283771 – Portable electronic device for photo management (Granted May 20, 2010)
  • 2008201540 – List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display (Granted February 11, 2010)
  • 2009200366 – List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch screen display (Granted July 23, 2009)

In the eye of consumers, petty patent wars may mean that tech companies are money hoarding conglomerates.  On the other hand, Samsung may think that their Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a wonderful piece of tech that should be in the hands of every Aussie.  Suing a company for patent infringements is older than the dinosaurs, but suing the people that grant patents is relatively new.

Source: itnews.com.au

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