Samsung has said it plans to get "more aggressive" in its ongoing legal fracas with Apple, which has seen several key Samsung gadgets banned from sale.
In an Associated Press interview Lee Younghee, head of global marketing for mobile communications (snappy title) at Samsung said, "We'll be pursuing our rights for this in a more aggressive way from now on."
He said Apple had been "freeriding" on Samsung's own patented wireless tech, which suggests that another round of lawsuits could be on the cards.
The last few months have seen the South-Korean tech giant bombarded with a series of infringement accusations from Apple, several of which have hit home, with judges ruling in Apple's favour.
The incredibly slim and fast Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, which was , but is now .smart phone was from sale, as was the
The smallermeanwhile isn't even out yet, and it's already in hot water -- it was unceremoniously at the recent IFA tech trade show in Berlin after Apple won an injunction against it. Just like it's bigger brother, it's banned from sale in Germany.
Apple asserts that Samsung is "slavishly" copying its own gadgetry -- even the packaging. Samsung has fought back in Australia, accusing Apple of infringing its own patents with the iPad and iPhone. We've also heard that Samsung is the upcoming iPhone 5. If Samsung gets the next iPhone banned, or even delayed, it would be a bitter blow to Apple.
What do you think of all this legal scuffling? Are these companies doing the right thing defending their patents, or should they stop bickering and think of consumers? Let us know in the comments section, or on our Facebook wall.