Samsung Expands Patent War Against Apple

Samsung Electronics just expanded the scope of its patent infringement suit against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in Germany. Samsung had filed a suit in April alleging violation of its patent rights related to WCDMA telecom technology used in 3G mobile phones.

Samsung added four more complaints to this suit. According to a company spokesman, “(Samsung) made four more claims; two are standard-related patents and the other two are utility patents. And a court said it would make these claims separate from the April lawsuit.”

The German court held a hearing Friday, saying that a ruling on the suit may be announced on March 2.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung are embroiled in a global litigation over patent violations.

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