Apple seeks ban on Samsung phones in Germany
Apple fires off another legal salvo at Samsung in Germany, this time seeking a ban on smartphones such as its Galaxy S II device.
Nope, these patent lawsuits aren't slowing down anytime soon.
The latest comes from Apple, which filed a lawsuit this week against Samsung Electronics in Germany. Apple is seeking to ban the sale of Samsung smartphones in the country, according to a report by Bloomberg.
The lawsuit is part of a broader legal war between Apple and Android partners, with Samsung being a particularly fierce opponent. The companies have multiple lawsuits filed against each other in numerous countries and courtrooms around the world.
A spokesman for Samsung wasn't available to comment to CNET on the newest lawsuit.
The lawsuit follows up on Apple's attempt to seek a ban on Samsung's tablet products. Last month, the company argued that at . That followed a lawsuit filed in Germany by Samsung alleging four infringed patents of its own, including one .
Despite some initial rulings that have gone Apple's way, it has seen its share of setbacks recently. Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that, a blow to its legal offensive against Android.
The two companies are playing this high stakes game of legal chicken in an attempt to gain the upper hand in a potential discussion over a licensing agreement. They are both hoping to be the first to score a decisive ban in one of the countries--preferably a major market such as the U.S.--which would hasten the need for the two to come together and strike a resolution.
In the meantime, the companies will continue to up the ante and continue filing lawsuits against each other.