∞ Samsung plans to seek ban on iPhone 4S in France, Italy


Samsung revealed on Wednesday that it would try to stop the release of Apple’s new iPhone 4S in France and Italy with filings seeking injunctions on the new smartphone. Samsung’s complaints (via WSJ) will center on two instances of alleged patent infringement related to WCDMA standards for 3G connectivity.

Samsung is unlikely to have caught Apple unaware with this move; chances are that Apple’s legal team already has planned a counterstrategy.