Samsung Electronics accused Apple of denying entering into negotiations to license necessary 3G patents included in the iPhone and iPad during the first day of their patent trial on this Monday in Federal Court in Sydney.
In Australia, Apple sued against Samsung in July 2011, saying that the company’s Galaxy tablet go against patents related to touchscreen technology.
Samsung subsequently filed a counter-claim against Apple, claiming violation of three 3G data exchanging patents in Apple’s iPhone 4 and 4S and second iPad model.
On Monday hearing considered two of the three patents — Australian patents No. 2005202512 and No. 2006241621 — that Samsung calimed Apple has violated. The two patents cover power control and packet headers format used for 3G data transmissions. The court will adjust patent No. 2005239657, which handles rate matching patterns used in data transmission.
Apple’s relationship with Samsung came to end after Apple filed a lawsuit in California in April 2011 against Samsung in response to the Galaxy tablet, Samsung’s attorney Neil Young stated. Samsung had provided to negotiate in terms to license the patents on fair, proper and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
“Our position is Apple has rejected to engage in dialogues,” Young told.
Apple and Samsung are involved in long-running legal battles in many countries. In the U.S. last Thursday, Samsung lost an appeal in the U.S. relating to Federal Circuit to stay a preliminary injunction forbidding the sale of the company’s Galaxy 10.1 tablet. Earlier in the month, Samsung was also refused by a U.S. District Court a stay on a preliminary injunction against relating to sales in the U.S. of Galaxy Nexus smartphone of Samsungs running Android.
In the U.K, a judge ruled on July 9 that Samsung’s tablets don’t oppose a registered Apple design because “they are not as chill” and that the Galaxy Tablets don’t have the extreme simplicity of iPad.
In that case, Samsung attempted an announcement that three of its tablets — the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 7.7 — do not go against the Apple’s registered iPad design.
In the Netherlands on June 20, Apple was discovered to have infringed on Samsung’s 3G patents using Intel and Infineon baseband chips in the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4 and the iPad 1 and 2 models. The court declared Apple caused hurting to Samsung since August 2010 by using the chips without any payment in sense of license fee.