Samsung and Apple suing game has taken a new turn as the Korean electronics giant has sued the Australian patent commissioner in an Australian Federal Court. According to Samsung, over four patents were inappropriately granted to Apple between 2009-2010 and have sought judicial review over the patents starting May 22.
Justice Annabelle Bennett, who has handled the majority of legal clashes regarding Apple and Samsung patent cases in Australia, will hear the matter on June 25. The high profile patent battle between the tech giants is an ongoing process, fighting for nearly a year in Australian courts. Both Apple and Samsung have been trying to block each others from selling their products.
Samsung believes that four patents should not have been issued as they were duplicates of innovation patents already granted by Australia's patent commissioner. The company hopes the review will nullify the four patents, which would lead to a complete dismissal of Apple's case against the Galaxy Tab tablet.
The four patents according to iTnews are:
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)