Unpredictability has been one of the key facets of the Apple – Samsung lawsuit, which according to reports is going on in over 10 major markets, globally. Now, a post in Foss Patents confirms that Samsung's attempts to get Apple's newly launched iPhone 4S banned in France has been rejected, as per a ruling by Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris. Additionally, the court also demanded that Samsung pay Apple €100,000 ($134k) as legal fees.
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In October, this year, Samsung had filed a lawsuit against Apple on the grounds that the latter's latest iPhone had infringed on two 3G WCDMA patents that it owned. We just reported about Samsung's stupendous victory in Australia, where it managed to get the ban lifted on their ambitious Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet after Chief Justice, Robert French and a three-judge court panel seemed unconvinced of Apple's appeals. The judge ruled that Samsung's claims on this one are 'disproportionate', to say the least. Samsung has also been accused of violating its FRAND obligations, which simply stands for – fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory laws.
Additionally, the report states that, “Some of what the French ruling says indicates that Samsung's use of 3G-essential patents is going to fail everywhere at least as far as the iPhone 4S is concerned, and even though the Mannheim Regional Court may formally hand Samsung an injunction (or two or three) against Apple next year“
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